De Kooning Essays

  • Robert Rauschenberg's Erased De Kooning

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    Erased de Kooning, seemingly a blank sheet of paper with just a few brush strokes on it, was originally a painting by Willem de Kooning. Knowing and admiring de Kooning as the most significant artist of the day, Robert Rauschenberg asked for his permission to erase one of de Kooning’s works. With de Kooning’s full understanding and consent, Rauschenberg chose to unmark a multimedia piece rather than other simple graphite sketches. As a result, the drawing became resonant and remained debated between

  • Robert Rauschenberg's Erased De Kooning

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    In 1953, Willem de Kooning, the most successful and inspirational artist of the abstract expressionist circle, was “challenged” by a young, little known artist who decided to erase a work of de Kooning to create an experimental form of art. This young, fearless artist is Robert Rauschenberg, who simply was “trying to figure out a way to bring drawing into the all whites.” Some say that “Erased de Kooning” is nothing more than a form of vandalism that holds no aesthetical elements that give delight

  • Willem de Kooning and Abstract Expressionism

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    Willem de Kooning was known as one of the major artists of the Abstract Expressionism period. In the post World War II era, de Kooning painted in the style that is referred to as Abstract expressionism, Action painting, and the New York School. Like all Modern art, the intent of these forms of art was not to produce beauty, but critical reflection. The intent was to awaken in the viewer a recognition of the specific, usually social or political, concern of the artist (New World, 2008). De Kooning

  • Women Under De Kooning and Komegne Brushes

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    artists can be listed Willem de Kooning, a Dutch American painter, and the Cameroonian artist Koko Komegne. For instance, both artists have had their early work, and later their career impacted by Picasso’s cubism. While de Kooning spent hours looking at each detail of Picasso’s paintings, Koko Komegne learnt to paint by reproducing the master’s artworks. Another thing both artists shared with Picasso through their career was the woman as subject matter. Unsurprisingly, de Kooning and Komegne have extensively

  • Formal Analysis of Woman and Bicycle by Willem de Kooning

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    Formal Analysis: Woman and Bicycle by Willem de Kooning Woman and Bicycle is an abstract expressionist painting created by Willem de Kooning in 1952-53 as part of his collection of Women paintings. It roughly measures 6ft. by 4ft. in size and is an oil painting on canvas. The image can be understood to be figurative, however the figure is difficult to decipher on account of the haphazard style in which it was created. It appears that the picture has been altered a great many times, as if it

  • Willem De Kooning

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    One of these Artists was Willem De Kooning. Pablo Picasso and Piet Mondrian were some of the artists that heavily influenced De Kooning. His early works showed hints of cubism combined with biomorphic shapes and strong color with heavy visible strokes and lots of texture. Through the middle of his career he produced several works with

  • The three degres of Subject Matter

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    into thinking there are 3 dimensions in a work that is flat, it is refered to as trompe-l'oeil (Gilbert 28). At the following website you can view his infamous picture of Olga Picasso, along with many more pieces of Picasso's work, such as Portrait de Dora Maar, which I found to be very unique, also giving a tour of the many masterpieces he created: This site led me to some outstanding photographs of Representational Art, that could also be

  • Art Styles of Last 100 Years

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    was it all-expressive. These artists put morally loaded themes onto their canvases. In contrast to the themes of social realism and regional life that characterized American art of previous decades. The main exponents of the field were Pollock, de Kooning, and Rothko, but other artists included Guston, Kline, Newman and Still. The painters who came to be called “Abstract Expressionists” shared a similarity of outlook rather than of style-an outlook characterized by a spirit of revolt and a belief

  • Richard Avedon: Changing the Future Through Art

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    Bright lights, flashes going off, beautiful and famous people everywhere, creative set designs, and everyone working to make the photo shoot perfect. This was the life of famous Richard Avedon. Avedon is one of the most successful photographers of the 20th Century. He is known for his fashion, advertising, exhibitions and book photographs that he has done. Richard Avedon was born in 1923, in New York City. Avedon attended DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx. He never completed his high school

  • Abstract Expressionism

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    Abstract Expressionism was applied to any number of the artists in New York who each had quite different styles, such as Pollock’s “action paintings” which had a very busy feel to it, which was different both technically and aesthetically to Willem de Kooning’s grotesque “women’s series”, which was rather violent and not particularly abstract, and Mark Rothko’s block work which was not very expressionistic, but yet all three were classified as Abstract Expressionists. Still although different

  • Robert Rauschenberg's Almanac

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    Studying alongside key Abstract Expressionists such as Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell and Franz Kline he began to reject the way that the purely emotional movement worked believing that colours didn’t represent emotions but colour. In 1951 Rauschenberg broke away on his own with his first solo show, although that same year he did exhibit alongside 60 other New York Abstract Expressionist artists including Pollock and Kooning and became part of the ‘New York School’ that was founded. But

  • Willem De Kooning Woman V Essay

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    Woman V was created using oil and charcoal on canvas by Willem De Kooning in 1952-1953, during the period of Abstract Expressionism. Abstract Expressionism was a period developed during the 1940s and 1950s where the goal was to create abstract art that was emotional and very expressive. This painting is considered abstract art and was influenced by the period through the use of very expressive charcoal and brush strokes. This painting is currently displayed at the National Gallery of Australia in

  • Art Museum

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    pieces and continues to grow providing the public and students with ample availability for art appreciation. Accredited in 1995 and re-accredited in 2005 the Museum now boasts a collection representing many well known artists. Such artists as Willem de Kooning, Cindy Sherman, Eva Hesse, and Andy Warhol are some of the artists that can be seen now in the comprehensive collection. The people standing and staring all around with wonder at the different pieces shows a hopeful side of humanity to any who

  • Essay On The Power Of Movies

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    representation. Pictorial representation is a lot easy to understand and it is immediate. The language behind pictorial representation are more accessible, meaning a person having nothing to do with you, if you show that person a painting of Willem de Kooning’s Woman, I that person will pretty much agree to the same thing as you do. For instance, like the Painting Woman, I is not your typical painting of a woman. The woman portrayed in the painting looks a lot more masculine, than feminine. She is

  • Existentialism

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    associates — notably Simone de Beauvoir, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Albert Camus — existentialism became identified with a cultural movement that flourished in Europe in the 1940s and 1950s. Among the major philosophers identified as existentialists (many of whom — for instance Camus and Heidegger — repudiated the label) were Karl Jaspers, Martin Heidegger, and Martin Buber in Germany, Jean Wahl and Gabriel Marcel in France, the Spaniards José Ortega y Gasset and Miguel de Unamuno, and the Russians

  • Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan

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    Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan Above anything else, Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathan is a creation story and an investigation of human nature. The story begins in a time of chaos and death and through a journey of human development culminates in the establishment of a sustainable and rational society—the commonwealth—led by a sovereign. At a first casual glance, Hobbes’ reasoning of the transformation from the state of nature to the commonwealth is not airtight. A few possible objections can be quickly spotted:

  • The Mathematical Connections in the De Stijl movement

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    in the De Stijl movement De Stijl or “The Style” is a movement that originated in Holland with the first publication of the periodical De Stijl in 1917. The works produced took art to a whole new level, pushing creativity to the new modern era. The emergence of the De Stijl movement coincided with constructivism in Russia, with influences from Cubism and the artist Kadinsky. However, the movement was not confined to just one art form. Similar to the Blue Rider and Bauhaus movements, De Stijl

  • Andreas Capellanus' De Amore:

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    Andreas Capellanus' De Amore: An Instructional Book for Men in the Ways to Treat Women Andreas Capellanus was born between the years 1150-1160 and died sometime after 1186. Not much of his life is known besides that he is believed to have been a chaplain in the Court of Henry of Troy. Capellanus wrote a book named De Amore, which became the definitive work on the subject of courtly love throughout medieval times. De Amore is a book stylized in the form of a letter to a fictitious friend, Walter

  • Biography of Psychologist Alfred Binet

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    he was forced to accept the counterattacks of Delboeuf and the Nancy School, which eventually caused a split between student and teacher. Having been married in 1884 to Laure Balbiani, whose father was E.G. Balbiani, an embryologist at the College de France, Binet was given the opportunity to work in his lab where his interest in 'comparative psychology' was piqued and in which he eventually wrote his thesis for his doctorate in natural science, focusing his research on the "the behavior, physiology

  • Blood Diamond: Supply and Demand

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    During 2012, Sierra Leone’s diamond industries were unbelievable, and the amount of exporting was over one hundred millions of dollars in U.S. dollars (Sierra). The principles of supply and demand seem central in the characterization of the various trends in the market. In various market structures, the black market tends to be rarely regulated. However, the black market observes in the venture allow for the integration of some strategies in the effort of the market to the interest traders. Traders