Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Two South Ends and One De Kooning Joke
I could only manage to make two pastels of the South End today. Both are 8x10 as the previous group.
I've been reading a fascinating book, Between Sense and De Kooning by Richard Shiff, that explores De Kooning's painting philosophy with many detailed and nuanced examples. Hopefully, I can write more about it later. I did want to mention one more De Kooning phrase that Shiff repeats, one I hadn't encountered before. De Kooning can be wonderfully irreverent. He once said that the paintings of Mark Rothko were "blurred Albers".