Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Visual Translations and What de Kooning Was About

The top is an 8x10 pastel and the bottom a 9x12 oil, both of South End locations, interpreted.

In the Shiff book on de Kooning, he quotes an anonymous reviewer who wrote, "[de Kooning's] real subject is the aesthetic sensibility as it responds to the shock of the beautiful buried forms and rhythms in the objects and processes of the world...He has never been exclusively an abstract or figurative artist."  So there it is.  Now you know.

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