Ignoring the Rules with Helen Frankenthaler

There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about.

Helen Frankenthaler

For this week’s Monday Motivation, we’re inspired by the words of Helen Frankenthaler. Her artworks were hugely influential in the postwar era during such movements as Abstract Expressionism and Color Field painting.

An abstract painting color-blocked into four different sections with colorful lines and shapes
Helen Frankenthaler, The Façade, 1954, Carnegie Museum of Art