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".

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