Willem de Kooning – Works | Writings | Interviews

Willem de Kooning – Works | Writings | Interviews
Author: Sally Yard
Publisher: Polígrafa
Language: English
Pages: 160
Size: 21.5 x 28 cm
Weight: 1.1580 kg
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 9788434311381
Availability: In stock
Price: €78.00
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A leading figure in the emergence of abstract expressionist painting in New York, Willem de Kooning arrived in the United States in 1926 as a twenty two years old stowaway from Holland. During the Depression years, he was a dedicated visitor to the museums and galleries of Manhattan, and did a brief stunt as a WPA painter, which unfortunately was curtailed because he was not a citizen.With resolute determination, de Kooning ventured beyond the radical departures of Cubism toward the visceral physicality of the abstractions that comprised his first one person exhibition, in 1948. Five years later, an exhibition of women painted in aggressive, lashing gestures stunned contemporaries not only for the vehemence of the artist's attack but also for the evident reversal of direction. Yet across six decades, the alternation and intertwining of abstraction and figuration remained fundamental to de Kooning's work.