Danielle Frankenthal (New York 1947 - )

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Born in New York City to Belgian parents, abstract painter Danielle Frankenthal attended Brandeis University and the Art Students League of New York. Her work is on canvases of acrylic resin, which are covered in paint and layered atop each other to create a brilliant, light-filled effect. The dynamic marks that comprise her multi-layered images stand away from the wall leaving a space behind the paintings. Walter Gropius, the famed Bauhaus architect and designer of the first glass sheathed structure, called the effect “simultaneity.” Light shines on the surface. Light shines through the surface. Light shines behind the surface.

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