Women and Bicycle


A first-generation abstract expressionist Willem de Kooning is one of the most important artists of the 20th century. He was well known for his women paintings, he had collections of women paintings. These paintings, of buxom, females, knotted up in swathes of abstraction, took detours from earlier lady like forms into a new and violent direction. These paintings below are some of the women he painted others from “Women and Bicycle”.


Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) Woman and Bicycle

This painting from Kooning’s  points of view and beliefs is that abstraction and representation are not mutually exclusive, that Is the reason why he mentioned, “I’m not interested in ‘abstracting’ or taking things out or reducing painting to design, form, line, and color. I paint this way because I can keep putting more things in it–drama, anger, pain, love, a figure, a horse, my ideas about space. Through your eyes it again becomes an emotion or idea.” This painting shows elements of art by the lines and shapes used. The color wheel is a good form to explain the colors in the painting. Although this painting has many colors they still have a kind of pattern. Rainbow colors for example, red, orange, green, yellow, blue, indigo, and violet. Their is a little of pink so intermediate colors is also used in this painting. their is al lot of color value in this artwork lightness and darkness ofcolors in some spaces it goes from high to low from one color to another. This image looks non representational because of all the shapes given and without al title you cant see what it is but it does mean something so it would be representational.


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