In 1952, Frankenthaler gained popular attention when she pioneered the stain painting technique, a process by which oil paint was thinned and poured directly to flat, raw canvas, allowing the color to soak into the canvas and resulting in floating fields of color. Her work influenced Color Field painters, such as Empire State Plaza Art Collection artists Morris Louis and Kenneth Noland. In Capri, an abstracted landscape that references an island in Italy, the staining technique reinforces the subject of the work.
Medium: acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 125.75 x 119.5 inches
Accession Number: P68.4.3
Location: Corning Tower Concourse Level
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