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Willem de Kooning: Tracing the Figure - Butler, Cornelia H, and Schimmel, Paul, and Shiff, Richard
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Willem de Kooning, one of the great pioneers of Abstract Expressionism, experimented with the human form throughout his career. An artist deeply skeptical about Western ideals of beauty, he focused on anatomical fragmentation and spatial ambiguity to express the fleeting nature of the individual. This strikingly designed book, published in conjunction with an exhibition originating at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, explores de Kooning's drawings of the female form between 1940 and 1955. It reveals an artist ...

Willem de Kooning: Tracing the Figure 2002, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691096186