Saturday, June 25, 2011

Willem de Kooning - Asheville, 1948

An interesting article that analyzes this painting: .  In part:

De Kooning admired Cubism for its emphasis on structure; yet Asheville, (1948, Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.) its surface sensuality dominating compositional logic, is both linear and painterly as well as structural. The need for the ordered geometric background structure of Cubism did not begin to disappear from de Kooning's work until he increased his gestural activity, probably under Jackson Pollock's influence, by loosening shapes and allowing the paint to run in such paintings as Light in August.  

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