Elaine de Kooning — Abstract Expressionism

Elaine Marie Catherine de Kooning (1918–1989) was an Abstract Expressionist and Figurative Expressionist painter in the post-World War II era. She wrote extensively on the art of the period and was an editorial associate for Art News magazine.
“Elaine de Kooning’s work in the southern Great Plains region between the 1950s and 1980s demonstrates that the artist achieved a hard-fought self-sufficiency, as she established her own regionally influenced style and subject matter. Inspired by the cowboy ethos and limitless horizons of the American West, de Kooning teamed with Texas-based dealer, Dord Fitz, who championed her art, promoting it to his students and patrons, and who worked with de Kooning to introduce many westerners to artistic abstraction. Challenging the more patriarchal, exclusive, and nationalist traditions endorsed by Clement Greenberg and Harold Rosenberg, de Kooning’s western production, much of which has been previously uncatalogued, exemplifies her performative, gender-based, inclusive approach to action painting. De Kooning’s Abstract Expressionist aesthetic complicates assumptions about the one-way power relationships between the dominant and marginalized, the geographical center and regional periphery, insisting on an accessible, polycentric view of modern art.”

More

--

--

--

The official website of the Exposition Art Blog www.milenaolesinska.blogspot.com

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

Collagraphs for young and old

Someone’s life drama - Column of ubies CEO, Hiroaki Shono

The Untold Oral History of The Bellini

Spotlight: Interview with Artist and Illustrator Brian Rea

THE DECENTRALIZED MUSEUM

Tips for Amateur Painting

https://unsplash.com/photos/QrYt4_K5TIc?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditShareLink

Dark to Light

Hockney and Thiebaud lead Phillips auctions

Hockney and Thiebaud lead Phillips auctions

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Exposition Art Blog

Exposition Art Blog

The official website of the Exposition Art Blog www.milenaolesinska.blogspot.com

More from Medium

The Scribal Rose

Visual Motion: Mrs Eaves

19 Stunning Verses from the Holy Quran

2020 Part Deux: 2021