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Elaine De Kooning

Data de nascimento: 12. Março 1918
Data de falecimento: 1. Fevereiro 1989

Elaine de Kooning foi uma pintora do expressionismo abstrato e do expressionismo figurativo americano do período pós-Segunda Guerra Mundial. Kooning escreveu consideravelmente sobre a arte da época e foi sócia editorial da revista Art News. Em 1943, casou-se com o pintor Willem de Kooning.

Citações Elaine De Kooning

„Nowadays, when an artist discovers 'the sky,' it's like a bride who has never done any housework raving about her first vacuum cleaner. It's just not news." (Yet she confessed that the experience prompted her to deviate from a more controlled linear style and work freely with lively, confrontational colors directly influenced by the Southwest)“

—  Elaine de Kooning
1972 - 1989, as quoted on Portrait of the Art world - A Century of art News, Photographs], referring to the photo of w:Rudolph Burckhardt's Gelatin silver print, 1960 (printed 2002), Published December 1960; Estate of Rudolph Burckhardt; courtesy Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York City Quote, after Elaine de Kooning was returned to New York from her teaching at the University of New Mexico [her studio was full of energetic paintings of bullfights in Juárez, Mexico, and of the expansive western landscape when Burckhardt portrayed her there.]

„Always when I look at anyone's art, I get flashes of the person. If I walk into a room and there's a painting by Joan Mitchell, I say, "There's Joannie." Or Grace, if it's Grace Hartigan. And to me all art is self-portraits.“

—  Elaine de Kooning
1972 - 1989, Quote in: an tape-recorded interview with Elaine de Kooning on August 27, 1981; conducted by Phyllis Tuchman, for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution: Oral Histories.

„A painting to me is primarily a verb, not a noun, an event first and only secondarily an image.“

—  Elaine de Kooning
1950 - 1971, as quoted in "It is", No.4, Autumn, 1959 Magazine for Abstract Art, Second Half Publishing Co., New York pp. 29,30

„When I painted Frank O'Hara, [in 1962] Frank was standing there. First I painted the whole structure of his face; then I wiped out the face, and when the face was gone, it was more Frank than when the face was there.“

—  Elaine de Kooning
1972 - 1989, as quoted in 'Locus Solus: The New York School of Poets' - 2015

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„I always say I'm an escape artist, Style is something I've always tried to avoid. I'm more interested in character. Character comes out of the work. Style is applied or imposed on it.“

—  Elaine de Kooning
1972 - 1989, in 'Sketches for a Series', interview with art-critic Rose Slivka; as quoted in 'Elaine de Kooning, Artist and Teacher, Dies at 68', New York Times, Grace Glueck, February 2, 1989

„[In the past] women painted women: w:Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, [[w:Mary Cassatt|Mary Cassatt], and so forth... And I thought, men always painted the opposite sex, and I wanted to paint men as sex objects.“

—  Elaine de Kooning
1972 - 1989, In the exhibition's catalog book 'Elaine de Kooning Portraits' - Brandon Fortune quotes Elaine de Kooning, telling scholar Ann Gibson in 1987; - - read more

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