Tuesday, September 15, 2015

William de Kooning: pencil drawing of Elaine de Kooning

I found this drawing interesting because it contrasts from de Kooning's typical abstract style and replaces it with a classical representation of the subject. In this drawing, the model happened to be de Kooning's wife, Elaine de Kooning, who was also a prominent abstract expressionist. I though that it was interesting that he chose to abandon his trademark style for the representation of his wife. However, some of his other work did appear to depict her in his famous painting style.

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