The Ideas And Impacts Of Frank Stella's Black Paintings

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“Art has the power to transform, to illuminate, to educate, inspire and motivate.” Frank Stella created abstract paintings, thought outside the box to overcome his concern of lines and shapes, and illuminated the world by influencing artists to be more thoughtful and experimental with the use of lines and shapes. He did this by experimenting with these figures himself, which resulted in many extraordinary new ideas and paintings. Some of those painting sets included his Black Paintings, Aluminum Paintings, Copper Paintings, Notched V paintings, and Protractor series. Stella’s use of symmetry varied throughout these sets of paintings, and in the Notched V paintings, he started relying more on color instead of symmetry, which is when he really started standing out.…show more content…
Mr. Stella created many sets of paintings, improving his skill and trying something new with each one. His first major set of paintings were his Black Paintings, which were presented at "Sixteen Americans" exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 1959. The Black Paintings established Stella as an artist, and set up the path for his abstract designs later on. The paintings were made from a series of white lines on a black surface, creating a picture in only black and white. His second set of paintings were his Aluminum Paintings. These pictures were showcased at Stella’s first one-person exhibition in the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York in 1960. He used commercial silver paint to make his art look slightly reflective, hard, and metallic to viewers. He also had

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