Alex Roediger on Helen Frankenthaler’s Jacob’s Ladder
Frankenthaler’s painting proves that subtlety and restraint have a home in Abstract Expressionism.
Oct 22, 2021
In the online edition of MoMA’s ArtSpeaks program, a member of our staff shares personal impressions of an artwork in the galleries. Here, Alex Roediger, MoMA’s senior information coordinator, looks at Helen Frankenthaler’s Jacob’s Ladder (1957) with a painter’s eye, and finds that “more paint” isn't always the key to making a dramatic statement—even in Abstract Expressionism.
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