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Creator Name: Kooning, Willem de
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1904 - 1997
Creator Birth Place: Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Creator Death Place: East Hampton, New York
Creator Name-CRT: Willem de Kooning
Title: Untitled XIII
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1985
Creation End Date: 1985
Creation Date: 1985
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Framed: 207cm x 181cm x 4cm, Unframed: 203.2cm x 177.8cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1987.63
Credit Line: Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund
Copyright: ? The Willem de Kooning Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Provenance: Collection of the Artist
Context: Willem de Kooning, one of the masters of Abstract Expressionism, is best known for his depictions of women created during the 1940s and 1950s. In the early 1960s he continued to paint women, but also began to produce compositions suggesting the landscape and light of his native Holland. In the mid-1970s, the figure became less important to him and by the mid-1980s de Kooning?s paintings had become open, luminous abstractions that integrated both painting and drawing. Untitled XIII features flatly applied, boldly colored interlocking shapes that float in and around swirls of white. The result is a suggestion of broad, expansive space while the shapes and hues hint at a landscape, ocean vista, open sky, or even a curving body part. A remarkable display of energy and inventiveness, this painting was completed by de Kooning at the age of 81.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1987.63
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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