Krasner was a leading role-model for female artists of the time period, paving the way for future generations. She articulated her determination and spirit in her art, translating the interplay between her many roles—as artist, woman, and wife—into a unique creativity, inviting viewers to absorb a plethora of sensibilities. Krasner despised rigidity and never developed a ‘signature style’, working instead in cycles, constantly experimenting and seeking new means for authentic expression, towards a pictorial language that was all her own. She believed in reinvention; she destroyed and revised old works and created new ones. Her art is defined by an audacious force; in her carefully considered compositions, precision marries visual dissonance through contrasting color arrangements, sharply defined contours, and dynamic shapes; all splendidly arranged and rearranged.
Lee Krasner’s retrospective is on display at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany, until January 12, 2020.