Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Willem de Kooning


This is a piece entitled Attic by Willem de Kooning completed in 1949. De Kooning transferred oils, newspaper, and enamel onto canvas to create such work. I personally enjoy all of his abstract works. Each piece seems to have a balanced mix of angular lines with some smooth curves. I also really enjoy the simple color pallet he has chosen to use in most of his works; black, white, with touches of red and yellow. While painting he would use generous amounts of paint and enamel that in order to speed up the dry time he would blot it with newspaper. In result this blotting led to the transfer of the newsprint. I enjoy how every time you look at his works you can visualize and take notice of different shapes and images.

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