Mary Frank

Mary Frank

by Mary Frank, Hayden Herrera
     
 

Praised by critics for her technical mastery and emotional range, Mary Frank creates are of great power and beauty, continually exploring and developing within a series of broad themes new composition, new mediums, new sensations. See more details below

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Praised by critics for her technical mastery and emotional range, Mary Frank creates are of great power and beauty, continually exploring and developing within a series of broad themes new composition, new mediums, new sensations.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Mary Frank's ceramic sculptures and paintings on glass and metal combine myths, omens, lion-women, glimpses of dreams. Rather than illustrating myths literally, the artist often makes figures that embody the myth-making urge. A terra-cotta Persephone swells with plenitude, but her body is a fragile shell, one concave arm flung back as if inviting embrace. Frank's ceramics, intentionally fragmented, resemble objects found on an archeological dig, yet they are distinctly modern. Herrera, biographer of Frida Kahlo, illuminates the sources of Frank's creativity in this beautifully illustrated biographical-critical monograph. Monoprints of lovers, dinosaur skeletons and male heads extend the artist's imaginative realm. Also here are her ``shadow papers,'' constructions with light-filled openings along the paper's cut edges, where actual shadows give a semblance of substance by mimicking plastic modeling. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810933019
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/1990
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
10.25(w) x 11.37(h) x 0.87(d)

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