A leasing 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 ...
Author: Sally Yard
Publisher: Poligrafa Ediciones Sa
A leasing 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 stint as a WPA painter, which 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 agressive, 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. 130 illustrations
A Retrospective Willem De Kooning, John Elderfield, Lauren Mahony, Jennifer
Field, Delphine Huisinga, Susan Lake David Frankel, Museum of ... In Willem de Kooning: Late Paintings. ... Willem de Kooning: Works, Writings and Interviews.
Author: Willem De Kooning
Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art
This publication offers an unparalleled opportunity to appreciate the development of the artist's work as it unfolded over nearly seven decades, beginning with his early academic works, made in Holland before he moved to the United States in 1926, and concluding with his final, sparely abstract paintings of the late 1980s.
A., 1979) H. F. Gaugh: Willem de Kooning (New York, 1983) Willem de Kooning:
Drawings, Paintings, Sculptures (exh. cat. ... Carlo Bilotti, 2007) De Kooning, W.: Works, Writings and Interviews, essay by S. Yard, interviews by J. T. Valliere and
Author: Joan M. Marter
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Where is American art in the new millennium? At the heart of all cultural developments is diversity. Access through recent technology engenders interaction with artists from around the world. The visual arts in the United States are bold and pulsating with new ideas.
In Willem de Kooning: Paintings, 33–74. ... Transcript of a taped discussion with Willem de Kooning, Michael Sonnabend, Robert Snyder, Harold Rosenberg,
Herman Cherry, Thomas B. ... Willem de Kooning: Works, Writings, and Interviews.
Author: Susan Lake
Publisher: Getty Publications
This in-depth study of the paintings of Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) from the 1940s through the 1960s breaks new ground in its analysis of the artist's working methods and yields new information about previously unreported materials. De Kooning's idiosyncratic working methods have long engendered intense speculation and debate among conservators and art historians, primarily on the basis of visual inspection and anecdotal accounts rather than rigorous technical analysis. In this first systematic study of de Kooning's creative process, the author uses comprehensive scientific examinations of the artist's pigments, binders, and supports to inform art historical interpretations, thereby presenting a key to the complicated evolution of the artist's work. Written for conservation scientists, conservators, specialists in modern art history, museum curators, and practicing artists, this book offers insights into the way an artist can achieve radical changes in style. The technical discussions included will have practical applications for conservators, curators, collections managers, and collectors who care for twentieth-century art.
Between Sense and de Kooning. London: Reaktion, 2011. Stevens, Mark, and
Annalyn Swan. De Kooning: An American Master. New York: Knopf, 2006. Yard,
Sally, et al. Willem de Kooning: Works, Writings, Interviews. Barcelona: Polígrafa
Author: Ann Lee Morgan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
The Historical Dictionary of Contemporary Art details the history of contemporary art through a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 900 cross-referenced entries on important artists, styles, terms, and movements.
On the manikin, see Sally Yard, Willem de Kooning: Works, Writings and Interviews (Barcelona: Ediciones Polígrafa, 2007), 21; for its use in The Glazier,
see Thomas B. Hess, Willem de Kooning: Drawings (Greenwich, CT: New York
Author: Joan Marter
Publisher: Yale University Press
This publication contains a survey of female abstract expressionist artists, revealing the richness and lasting influence of their work and the movement as a whole as well as highlighting the lack of critical attention they have received to date.
35 The greens and blues at the base of this picture caused one of de Kooning ' s
friends from Holland to think of an old Dutch ... Willem de Kooning , in Harold
Rosenberg , “ Interview with Willem de Kooning , ” ARTnews 71 ( September
1972 ) , p . 55 . ... 222 ; David Sylvester , “ Flesh Was the Reason , ” in Marla
Prather , Willem de Kooning : Paintings , exhibition ... In the transcript of de
Kooning ' s interview , Rosenberg mentions the writings of Cubist theorists Albert
Gleizes and Jean ...
Helen Gee's Limelight : An Interview . " On Paper , September - October 1997 ...
Brooklyn : Essential Books , 1945 . Welch , Marguerite . “ After Evans and ... Willem de Kooning : Works , Writings , Interviews . Barcelona : Poligrafa , 2007 .
Author: Lisa Hostetler
Publisher: Prestel Pub
This in-depth and generously illustrated look at six postwar photographers, along with a selection of their predecessors and contemporaries, captures a unique and pivotal moment in American photographic history. World War II and its aftermath ushered in a new era of artistic expression. Abstract Expressionism, film noir, Beat poetry, and the New Journalism are often considered responses to war's shocking realities. Creative photographers responded to the same situation with images that broke the rules of conventional photographic technique. Street Seen, a companion volume to an exhibition, highlights six photographers who were prominent during and immediately following the war. Lisette Model s unflinching look at the urban environment; Louis Faurer s portraits of eccentrics in Times Square; Ted Croner s haunting night images; Saul Leiter s evocative glimpses of daily life; William Klein s graphic, confrontational style; and Robert Frank s documentation of American ideals gone awry these and other beautifully reproduced photographs communicate the emotional resonance of everyday life in postwar America. An essay by Lisa Hostetler explores the aesthetic revolution that took place after the war and reveals the principles of spontaneity and subjective interpretation that guided these photographers as they sought to make sense of new realities. A timeline, brief biographies, and bibliography are also included in this valuable compilation of the mid-century s most influential photography.
Author: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Washington, DC.Publish On: 1993
Washington, DC., Judith Zilczer, Willem De Kooning, Fundación La Caixa Centro
Cultural Barcelona, Rizzoli, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture ... New York :
Grove Press ; London : Evergreen Books , 1960 . Rosenberg , Harold . De
Kooning . New York : Harry N . Abrams , 1974 . ... Excerpts from an interview by
David Sylvester . ... Willem de Kooning : Transcending Landscape , Paintings ,
1975 – 1979 .
Author: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Washington, DC.
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Category: Abstract expressionism
Willem de Kooning (b.1904), one of the great pioneers of Abstract Expressionism, is a towering figure in the history of twentieth-century painting - and widely regarded as America's greatest living painter. The extraordinary Hirshhorn Museum collection of his work - the largest and most significant public collection of his art in the world - comprehensively represents all aspects of his art from the late 1930s to the mid-1980s. Patron Joseph H. Hirshhorn and his wife, Olga, forged a special friendship with de Kooning, helping to fund his studio, purchasing his paintings, drawings, and sculpture, and corresponding with him for more than a decade. Hirshhorn acquired such emblematic de Kooning paintings as Woman, 1948, from the artist's famed pictures depicting women, and Zurich, 1947, from the daring group of black-and-white works that established his reputation as a leading Abstract Expressionist. Hirshhorn also acquired such pivotal works from the 1950s as Two Woman in the Country, in which de Kooning merged themes of figure and landscape, as well as the first and most ferocious of his paintings on door panels, Woman Sag Harbor, from the 1960s. Rounding out the collection are bronzes from the early 1970s and lyrical abstractions from the 1980s. In addition, Hirshhorn's prescient collection of de Kooning's pastel, ink, and charcoal drawings allows us to see the artist's creative process from early ideas to finished paintings. Author Judith Zilczer explores the evolution of de Kooning's work from his academic training in his native Rotterdam and his experience in New York in the 1930s through to his development both of intensely expressionist style in evocative abstractions and disturbing figurative works from the 1940s and 1950s. She traces these courses in de Kooning's oeuvre to a number of influences, focusing particularly on his creative response to the urban and cosmopolitan environment of New York City, where he lived from 1926 to 1963 and where he formed friendships with such artists as Arshile Gorky, Franz Kline, and John Graham. Zilczer explores de Kooning's inventive combination of sources from high art and popular culture, for the first time placing his violent imagery within the tradition of caricature in Western art. By contrast, Lynne Cooke outlines de Kooning's later work, made after he moved to rural Long island in the early 1960s, and established his art within the pastoral tradition of painting, as well as within the social context of America in the 1960s. She views his art of these years as analogous to the approaches to art taken by many of the Old Master painters, who achieved "old-age" styles late in life. A pioneering essay on the technical qualities of de Kooning's work, reporting on results of infrared examination and other conservation analyses, by Zilczer and Susan Lake reveals the extent to which de Kooning's spontaneous-looking imagery was in fact carefully crafted. The book is completed with an extensive bibliography, chronology, and catalog section, making this the most substantial publication of de Kooning's work to date.
The publication of this beautiful book, which presents eighty of de Kooning's finest paintings and painted works on paper from the early 1940s to the 1980s, coincides with the artist's ninetieth birthday in the spring of 1994.
Author: Marla Prather
Publisher: Yale University Press
One of America's greatest painters, Willem de Kooning is a masterful colourist whose huge canvases are charged with enormous energy. The publication of this beautiful book, which presents eighty of de Kooning's finest paintings and painted works on paper from the early 1940s to the 1980s, coincides with the artist's ninetieth birthday in the spring of 1994.
Bill ' s primary artistic expression " : Bob Spring , interview with the authors , June
30 , 1995 , Spring was not the only one to realize that sculpture was at best a
sideline for de Kooning . ... The way I do it " : De Kooning , in Wolfe , Willem de Kooning : Works from 1951 - 1981 , 16 . ... 565 Writing in the New York Times :
John Russell , “ De Kooning ' s New Frontiers , " New York Times , Oct . 15 , 1976
Author: Mark Stevens
Traces the career of abstract expressionist Willem De Kooning, discussing his personal life with wife Elaine Fried, and his battle with alcoholism and Alzheimer's disease.
This image-rich essay offers a radical rethinking of the ab-ex painter Willem de Kooning by one of the greatest American art critics.
Author: Rosalind E. Krauss
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
This image-rich essay offers a radical rethinking of the ab-ex painter Willem de Kooning by one of the greatest American art critics. Many have written about de Kooning s startling canvases of monstrous women, but none have approached them this way. In prose as energetic as her subject, Rosalind Krauss demonstrates how de Kooning could never stop reworking the same subject. Deploying one telling image after another, she shows that, from the early days of his career, de Kooning nearly always (1) worked with a tripartite vertical structure, (2) projected his own figure and point of view as the (male) artist into the painting, and (3) was compelled to produce the female figure, legs splayed obscenely or knees projected into the viewer s space in practically everything he made. Hidden in plain sight even in paintings of highways, boats, and landscapes, Woman is always there. How could we have missed this?"
This book features ten paintings and drawings by de Kooning selected from The Museum of Modern Art's substantial collection of his work.
Author: Carolyn Lanchner
Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art
Willem de Kooning was a pioneering figure among Abstract Expressionists, one of the most influential champions of the dynamic new painting that brought New York to the center of the international scene in the 1950s. This book features ten paintings and drawings by de Kooning selected from The Museum of Modern Art's substantial collection of his work. Together they trace the artist's career, illustrating his much-heralded debut exhibition in 1948, his sensational Woman series of the 1950s and 1960s, and the serene works he made late in life. An essay by Carolyn Lanchner, a former curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum, accompanies each work, illuminating its significance and placing it in its historical moment in the development of modern art.
Between Sense and de Kooning is an exploration of how de Kooning both worked and thought concerning art, while respecting the artist's own ambiguities and his reluctance to embrace categorical distinctions between representation and ...
Author: Richard Shiff
'Order to me is to be ordered about', Willem de Kooning said. "Between Sense and de Kooning" brings focus - but not more than the artist might have accepted - to how he worked and thought. The book respects de Kooning's idea that art is not about progress or development, but is more of a sensory phenomenon than such conceptual orders would make it appear. The inclusion of 'sense' in the title refers to both sensation or feeling and a sense of direction or reason. "Between Sense and de Kooning" addresses interpretive problems that have complicated much of the writing about this artist. With detailed analysis of specific works throughout de Kooning's career, the book will appeal not only to art historians (for whom many of the works are canonical) but also to anyone curious to understand the terms under which such an independent and pictorially daring figure gained lasting recognition. Shiff discusses de Kooning's use of materials and his technical experimentation. He had a fascination with liquids - water, oil and emulsions, as well as the liquid quality associated with stretching and spreading. Richard Shiff looks at the artist's painting processes, highlighting his tendency to transfer images, even actual paint, from one work to another. De Kooning observed the most commonplace things (such as his famous Women) and ordinary people in ordinary actions, yet he observed them in terms of what the author describes as commonplace deformations, so that the commonplace quality is not recognised as such. The artist created an exotica of the mundane. Shiff analyses the large number of drawings done from life, from memories of things observed in life and also drawings done while watching television during the 1960s. Many of these works have not been published before and have rarely been discussed.
Author: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine ArtsPublish On: 1988
Willem de Kooning Books and Exhibition Catalogs Ashton , Dore . Willem de ...
Coates , Robert M. “ Art Galleries : Exhibition of New Paintings by Willem de Kooning . ” The New ... Statements by and interview with de Kooning . New York
Author: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Category: Figurative expressionism
This exhibition catalog examines the figurative aspects of New York School painting at the height of abstract expressionism. It represents 13 artists who countered the prevailing abstract mode in favor of the figure. The volume also includes four informative essays that elucidate the illustrations, and provides a list of exhibits for each artist from 1950 to 1965. ISBN 0-8478-0942-0: $37.50 (For use only in the library).
De Kooning first showed at Guild Hall in 1952 in the fourth of our invitational
Artists of the Region exhibitions and again in 1953 when some of us saw , for the
first time , his brilliantly colored and forcefully brushed " Women " paintings . He
showed Woman III ... Through extensive interviews with the artist , his friends and
associates , she has written a catalogue essay which adds valuable new
observations and information to the already published writings about the artist .
Willem De Kooning : Works , Writings , Interviews . Barcelona , Spain : Ediciones
Polígrafa , 2007 . Yohe , James , ed . Hans Hofmann . New York : Rizzoli , 2002 .
Ritchie , Andrew . The New Decade : Twenty - two European Painters and ...
Author: H. Harvard Arnason
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Long considered the survey of modern art, this engrossing and liberally illustrated text traces the development of trends and influences in painting, sculpture, photography and architecture from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. Retaining its comprehensive nature and chronological approach, it now comes thoroughly reworked by Elizabeth Mansfield, an experienced art historian and writer, with refreshing new analyses, a considerably expanded picture program, and a more absorbing and unified narrative.
Elaine de Kooning (1918-1989) was a noted art critic and artist, and a prime mover in the New York art world.
Author: Cathy Curtis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The first biography of Elaine de Kooning, A Generous Vision portrays a woman whose intelligence, droll sense of humor, and generosity of spirit endeared her to friends and gave her a starring role in the close-knit world of New York artists. Her zest for adventure and freewheeling spending were as legendary as her ever-present cigarette. Flamboyant and witty in person, she was an incisive art writer who expressed maverick opinions in a deceptively casual style. As a painter, she melded Abstract Expressionism with a lifelong interest in bodily movement to capture subjects as diverse as President John F. Kennedy, basketball players, and bullfights. In her romantic life, she went her own way, always keen for male attention. But she credited her husband, Willem de Kooning, as her greatest influence; rather than being overshadowed by his fame, she worked "in his light." Nearly two decades after their separation, after finally embracing sobriety herself, she returned to his side to rescue him from severe alcoholism. Based on painstaking research and dozens of interviews, A Generous Vision brings to life a leading figure of twentieth-century art who lived a full and fascinating life on her own terms.