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Willem De Kooning PaintingsOne 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 Organized thematically and chronologically the book focuses on de Kooning's most noteworthy and original painted achievements portraits from the early 1940s; black and white This is a most comprehensive look at this modern master placing him in history and a huge bonus of exceptional photos of his works by periods It will take me a few weeks of study the evolution of his styles This book will enlighten any soul that appreciates de Kooning

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read doc ë Willem De Kooning ê join or create book clubs Ù [BOOKS] ✮ Willem De Kooning: Paintings ✰ Join or create book clubs – Eyltransferservices.co.uk One of America's greatest painters Willem de Kooning is a masterful colourist whose huge canvases are charged with enormous energy The publiAl status examine his complex and evocative painting techniues place him in the context of other artists and art movements of his era and discuss the fundamental impact of his art on subseuent generations The book serves as the catalogue for a major retrospective of de Kooning's work that will be on exhibit at the National Gallery of Art in Washington from 8 May 1994 to 5 September 1994 the Metropolitan Museum in New York from 6 October 1994 to 8 January 1995 and the Tate Gallery in London from 15 February 1995 to 7 May 19 Here is my problem with the bookWhile there are an abundant number of color plates in the book many of the black and white plates I feel should have been treated to a color renderingThis alonewould have made the book worth the high asking price I paid 6000 for a used hardbackAlso the color plates are not as brilliant as what Rizolli Publishing has done ever so exuisitely with the recently released Hans Hoffman art bookI probably would have rated this product four stars instead of three but I have been spoiled by the brilliant renderings of Rizolli Publishers

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Abstractions from 1945 to 1949 that established de Kooning as a leader of the abstract expressionist movement; monumental cityscape paintings from 1949 and 1950; key selections from the notorious Woman series of 1945 to 1954; highway and pastoral landscape abstractions from 1954 to 1960; lush figures in landscapes from 1966 to 1973; landscapes from the 1970s; and later expressive and calligraphic tableaux Drawing on new archival sources essays by David Sylvester Richard Shiff and Marla Prather reassess de Kooning's critic A book filled with color reproductions of de Kooning's brilliant paintings Highly recommended