How does a penniless young Dutch stowaway transform into America’s first art superstar? Find out in the latest instalment of 'Paintings on the Wall' about the life and times of painter Willem de Kooning along with Paul's recollections of his friend...
Woman I by Willem de Kooning "William de Kooning is a true master because of he is able to encompass both attraction and repulsion." Willem de Kooning (Róterdam, 24 de abril de 1904 - Long Island, 19 de marzo de 1997) fue un pintor neerlandés nacionalizado estadounidense, exponente en los años posteriores a la Segunda Guerra Mundial del expresionismo abstracto, y dentro del seno de esta tendencia, de la action painting o pintura gestual
Willem de Kooning, Woman Sitting, 1943
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"Lunes de Pascua / Easter Monday" (1955). DE KOONING.
Willem de Kooning (1904-1997)w as a Dutch American abstract expressionist. & painted in a style referred to as Action painting, and was part of a group of artists that came to be known as the New York School. The hallmark of de Kooning's style was an emphasis on complex figure ground ambiguity. Background figures would overlap other figures causing them to appear in the foreground, which in turn might be overlapped by dripping lines of paint thus positioning the area into the background.