de Kooning


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United States painter (born in the Netherlands) who was a leading American exponent of abstract expressionism (1904-1997)

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In the 1950s, de Kooning returned to the figure, stirring controversy over his abandonment of pure abstraction.
In Easter Monday, de Kooning did something similar, this time dipping his brush into a glob of paint that was blue on one side and cream on the other; dragging the brush along the canvas, he produced a modeled brushstroke whose shading (particularly in the angle that appears in the upper left quadrant) suggests a kind of three-dimensionality that conflicts with the actual three-dimensional features of the thick paint on canvas (a bulge of paint is rendered in a dark tone, for example, when the rules of chiaroscuro dictate that protrusion should be light).
We discussed de Kooning and Matta's painting styles, and noted their similarities and differences.
With its pleasingly expressive, if chaotic, brushwork, and discernible red duck floating over a lit cigarette, Composition ("The Duck") resembles a de Kooning rather than the hard-edged abstractionists who soon won her over.
Vicente once shared a studio with de Kooning, and like his East Hampton neighbor, he was taken with the Long Island light and landscape.
Two de Kooning paintings were included in the show, as were two by Georg Baselitz, though his gestures look tame compared to Soutine's.
Pollock and de Kooning imbibed their space and structure, but FitzGerald goes instead for the more obvious connection between de Kooning's 1950s "Women" and Picasso's Demoiselles d'Avignon, 1907, on the one hand, and between Pollock's poured paintings and their recently discovered Guernica-like first layers on the other.
And while he was a virtuoso paint handler, he developed a far more innovative technique than, say, Willem de Kooning.
If oil painting was invented to render the subtleties of flesh, as de Kooning suggested, then Kossoff's flesh is more sordid than subtle, however nuanced its squalor.
Shits and Giggles, 2008, another small acrylic, is a clever mess, symptomatic of the scatological (and frivolous) turn some art has taken, perhaps because of the artists' inability to achieve the heights of the sublime, heights that are achieved in the works of Pollock, Newman, Rothko, and the naturalistic abstractions of Frankenthaler, Mitchell, and de Kooning.
Robert Rauschenberg has said of his Erased de Kooning Drawing, 1953, that he initially erased his own drawings but "figured out that the erased drawing had to be from a real work of art" to have significance.
Robert Frank: Moving Out" will include selections from Frank's 1959 book "The Americans," other photographs taken when Frank traveled across America but not included in the book, contact sheets and portraits of his friends and fellow artists, including painter Willem de Kooning and writers Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg.
It is surely no coincidence that, at quite the same moment, de Kooning also bid adieu to beautiful flourish with the strong, incisive gestures in his Parkway Paintings, 1960-61, works also inflected by the Kline model, a connection to which Klaus Kertess draws our attention in his fine essay accompanying the exhibition.
A dynamic painter inspired by the characters in his everyday life, fusing a range of influences from Francis Bacon and Willem de Kooning to Norman Rockwell to create autobiographical work.