TITLE: “Woman I”
ARTIST: Willem de Kooning
WHY WE CHOSE IT: “Flesh is the reason oil paint was invented,” Willem de Kooning (April 24, 1904 – March 19, 1997) once said famously. The Dutch American Abstract Expressionist was born 108 years ago today. Between 1950 and 1953, de Kooning developed his “Woman” imagery, a series of six paintings depicting a three-quarter-length female figure, notable for such betrayal of the ideals of abstraction that they were initially denounced by the art world.
SOURCE: The Museum of Modern Art
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