By Cathy Curtis
Flamboyant and witty in individual, she was once an incisive artwork author who expressed maverick reviews in a deceptively informal kind. As a painter, she melded summary Expressionism with a lifelong curiosity in physically circulate to seize topics as varied as President John F. Kennedy, basketball gamers, and bullfights.
In her romantic lifestyles, she went her personal method, continuously willing for male cognizance. yet she credited her husband, Willem de Kooning, as her maximum impression; instead of being overshadowed by means of his popularity, she labored "in his light." approximately 20 years after their separation, after ultimately embracing sobriety herself, she back to his part to rescue him from serious alcoholism.
Based on painstaking learn and dozens of interviews, A beneficiant imaginative and prescient brings to existence a number one determine of twentieth-century paintings who lived a whole and engaging lifestyles on her personal terms.
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A Generous Vision: The Creative Life of Elaine de Kooning (Cultural Biographies) by Cathy Curtis