Willem de Kooning Nonstop: Cherchez la femme - Rosalind E. Krauss - Books - The University of Chicago Press - 9780226267449 - March 1, 2016
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Willem de Kooning Nonstop: Cherchez la femme

Rosalind E. Krauss

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Willem de Kooning Nonstop: Cherchez la femme

This image-rich essay offers a radical rethinking of the ab-ex painter Willem de Kooning by one of the greatest American art critics. Many have written about de Kooning s startling canvases of monstrous women, but none have approached them this way. In prose as energetic as her subject, Rosalind Krauss demonstrates how de Kooning could never stop reworking the same subject. Deploying one telling image after another, she shows that, from the early days of his career, de Kooning nearly always (1) worked with a tripartite vertical structure, (2) projected his own figure and point of view as the (male) artist into the painting, and (3) was compelled to produce the female figure, legs splayed obscenely or knees projected into the viewer s space in practically everything he made. Hidden in plain sight even in paintings of highways, boats, and landscapes, Woman is always there. How could we have missed this?"


176 pages, illustrations

Media Books     Hardcover Book   (Book with hard spine and cover)
Released March 1, 2016
ISBN13 9780226267449
Publishers The University of Chicago Press
Pages 176
Dimensions 250 × 183 × 23 mm   ·   660 g

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