Helen Frankenthaler
Making Music 2000

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Making Music
Date 2000
Medium Etching, aquatint and mezzotint on paper
Dimensions Image: 408 x 633 mm
Acquisition Presented by Tyler Graphics Ltd in honour of Pat Gilmour, Tate Print Department 1974-7, 2004
Not on display

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Frankenthaler collaborated with Tyler over a 25-year period. Nuances in colour and subtle shifts in texture have always been important to Frankenthaler, and these qualities are exemplified in her lithographs. Tyler has said: ‘for Frankenthaler, there is nothing like drawing on the receptive surface of prepared limestone. Lithography stones are responsive to every gesture. It is possible to create combinations of ethereal washes, crayon lines, and dense brushstrokes. Tones may vary from very delicate washes to fully saturated solids.’

July 2008

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