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[ EPUB ] ✶ De Kooning Author Mark Stevens – Eiyo.us

De Kooning Willem De Kooning Is One Of The Most Important Artists Of The Twentieth Century, A True Painter S Painter Whose Protean Work Continues To Inspire Many Artists In The Thirties And Forties, Along With Arshile Gorky And Jackson Pollock, He Became A Key Figure In The Revolutionary American Movement Of Abstract Expressionism Of All The Painters In That Group, He Worked The Longest And Was The Most Prolific, Creating Powerful, Startling Images Well Into The 1980s.The First Major Biography Of De Kooning Captures Both The Life And Work Of This Complex, Romantic Figure In American Culture Ten Years In The Making, And Based On Previously Unseen Letters And Documents As Well As On Hundreds Of Interviews, This Is A Fresh, Richly Detailed, And Masterful Portrait The Young De Kooning Overcame An Unstable, Impoverished, And Often Violent Early Family Life To Enter The Academie In Rotterdam, Where He Learned Both Classic Art And Guild Techniques Arriving In New York As A Stowaway From Holland In 1926, He Underwent A Long Struggle To Become A Painter And An American, Developing A Passionate Friendship With His Fellow Immigrant Arshile Gorky, Who Was Both A Mentor And An Inspiration During The Depression, De Kooning Emerged As A Central Figure In The Bohemian World Of Downtown New York, Surviving By Doing Commercial Work And Painting Murals For The WPA His First Show At The Egan Gallery In 1948 Was A Revelation Soon, The Critics Harold Rosenberg And Thomas Hess Were Championing His Work, And De Kooning Took His Place As The Charismatic Leader Of The New York School Just As American Art Began To Dominate The International Scene.Dashingly Handsome And Treated Like A Movie Star On The Streets Of Downtown New York, De Kooning Had A Tumultuous Marriage To Elaine De Kooning, Herself A Fascinating Character Of The Period At The Height Of His Fame, He Spent His Days Painting Powerful Abstractions And Intense, Disturbing Pictures Of The Female Figure And His Nights Living On The Edge, Drinking, Womanizing, And Talking At The Cedar Bar With Such Friends As Franz Kline And Frank O Hara By The 1960s, Exhausted By The Feverish Art World, He Retreated To The Springs On Long Island, Where He Painted An Extraordinary Series Of Lush Pastorals In The 1980s, As He Slowly Declined Into What Was Almost Certainly Alzheimer S, He Created A Vast Body Of Haunting And Ethereal Late Work.This Is An Authoritative And Brilliant Exploration Of The Art, Life, And World Of An American Master.

[ EPUB ] ✶ De Kooning  Author Mark Stevens – Eiyo.us
  • Paperback
  • 732 pages
  • De Kooning
  • Mark Stevens
  • English
  • 09 August 2019
  • 0375711163

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  1. says:

    Before I read this book, I rarely read straight up biographies I think the last one I read was a bio of Sylvia Plath I waded though in the tenth grade for an essay I was writing on her oh yes, I was so tortured I still recall bits and pieces from that bio, but I didn t crave all things biography after I d finished I think I went to track practice and forgot about it This book has singlehandedly renewed my faith in the biography I have never been in love with de Kooning s paintings, but I Before I read this book, I rarely read straight up biographies I think the last one I read was a bio of Sylvia Plath I waded though in the tenth grade for an essay I was writing on her oh yes, I was so tortured I still recall bits and pieces from that bio, but I didn t crave all things biography after I d finished I think I went to track practice and forgot about it This book has singlehandedly renewed my faith in the biography I have never been in love with de Kooning s paintings, but I can t resist hundreds of pages of details about this nutty man and his exploits Oh yeah, and art criticism that isn t boring and actually made me appreciate the paintingsfully It also helped that de Kooning hob nobbed with all these drunk modern artists and the bio has detailed...


  2. says:

    This was an extremely difficult read and is evenso to review I feel as though I don t know enough about art and painting to offer an adequate evaluation It was the not knowing of this topic that drew me to this bio, and the best thing I did gain from this is a heightened appreciate for paintings As a musician, I m always fascinated by any artist s creative process, but what s to be done if you get too close Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan won the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Cir This was an extremely difficult read and is evenso to review I feel as though I don t know enough about art and painting to offer an adequate evaluation It was the not knowing of this topic that drew me to this bio, and the best thing I did gain from this is a heightened appreciate for paintings As a musician, I m always fascinated by any artist s creative process, but what s to be done if you get too close Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan won the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, and New York Times 10 Best Books of 200...


  3. says:

    This autobiography deservedly netted a lot of book awards, including the Pulitzer I m going to do a fairly detailed review, but it only scratches the surface of this book, and is no substitute for reading it.There was a major de Kooning retrospective at MOMA in 2011 2012 with 200 works, around the time this book was released won t label it a spoiler, because there is so much I left out, but if you hate knowing anything about a book, then you might want This autobiography deservedly netted a lot of ...


  4. says:

    The two authors have devoted a good piece of their lives to documenting deKooing s The book clearly focuses on the artist and his artistic legacy A byproduct of this giant effort is a history of America s emergence in the world of art The authors show how a small group of literally starving artists survived, and how and why deKooning reaped worldwide recognition and wealth as he became the literal survivor.There are many striking things about deKooning s story The first is the total deprivat The two authors have devoted a good piece of their lives to documenting deKooing s The book clearly focuses on the artist and his artistic legacy A byproduct of this giant effort is a history of America s emergence in the world of art The authors show how a small group of literally starving artists survived, and how and why deKooning reaped worldwide recognition and wealth as he became the literal survivor.There are many striking things about deKooning s story The first is the total deprivation of love and support he suffered as a child The last is th...


  5. says:

    I didn t want to pin it down at all I was interested in that before, but I found out it was not in my nature I didn t work with the idea of perfection, but to see how far one could go p 342 How does one pin down Willem de Kooning, the master of impasto and ambiguity An artist that refused any reconciliation, de Kooning s reputation for enraging and enthralling is writ large and real in this vast biography The success of this text is two fold First, through exhaustive research and analy I didn t want to pin it down at all I was interested in that before, but I found out it was not in my nature I didn t work with the idea of perfection, but to see how far one could go p 342 How does one pin down Willem de Kooning, the master of impasto and ambiguity An artist that refused any reconciliation, de Kooning s reputation for enraging and enthralling is writ large and real in this vast biography The success of this text is two fold First, through exhaustive research and analysis, Stevens and Swan manage to give a detailed and clear picture of this fickle painter But it s the narrative qualities that make reading this book such a joy, as the authors bring not just de Kooning but the entire tumultuous mid century New York art world to life the time when the individual refused to be contained by the conventional boundar...


  6. says:

    How did this book win the Pulitzer When someone chooses to read a biography about an artist, they are usually interested in the artists life and how they came to create their reputation as a master This telling of DeKooning s life spent 5% of the read explaining his art and technique and 95% on the repetitious nihilistic behavior of drinking and sleeping around This would have been relevant if the authors tied it to his art for each of the periods of his life Explaining how these women and l How did this book win the Pulitzer When someone chooses to read a biography about an artist, they are usually interested in the artists life and how they came to create their reputation as a master This telling of DeKo...


  7. says:

    Even if you are not a fan of abstract art, this is a stunning masterful book It won a Pulitzer Prize for a reason When you make the decision to read this book be prepared to virtually move in with de Kooning, his masterful paintings, his struggles with alcohol, his friends, his women, and his art dealers The level of detail and breadth of...


  8. says:

    I know this book got great reviews, and I hate to be the sand in the works, but I found it to be kind of creaky The biographical information was presented in a fairly straightforward way interesting, but the writing was only on the level of good journalism Each chapter concludes with a discussion of one of DeKooning s major works from the period covered These I found painful, the worst kind of foggy, bum kissing artspeak That s just my opinion lots of people disagreed The one thing t I know this book got great reviews, and I hate to be the sand in the works, but I found it to be kind o...


  9. says:

    If you can, read this book with a complimentary book of all his art work That way when they talk about a painting and moment in his life, you can view that moment The words describing the artistic moment aren t enough You want to see what they re talking about and this book doesn t have enough photos of paintings to do that Hey, I think I m going to do that with other artists two books one a biography, the other all his paintings Double hey hey You could do that with music a bio on the If you can, read this book with a complimentary book of all his art work T...


  10. says:

    It s no spoiler alert to warn you that biographies never have happy endings They all end in a graveyard But this one isdepressing than usual, what with his studio assistants propping him up at the end of his life and putting him in...

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