The standing of Willem de Kooning as one of the foremost artists of the New York School is widely accepted, as is his revolutionary importance to modern art as a whole. Far less well understood is the quality of his thinking - what he imagined painting to be, his sense of its history and present, and the nature of his studio methods and procedures. All of these differed quite widely from the notions of "action painting" and "abstract expressionism" that have become the.conventional wisdom. Now, more than a decade after his death, it is for the first time possible to view his career whole and in depth. Addressing that rich task, de Kooning : A Retrospective will prove revelatory even for those who know his work well.Biographie de l'auteur :
John Elderfield is Chief Curator Emeritus of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art. He has organized numerous exhibitions at the Museum, including major retrospectives devoted to Pierre Bonnard, Henri Matisse and Kurt Schwitters, and, most recently, Matisse : Radical Invention, 1913-1917(2010).
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