By Cathy Curtis
Flamboyant and witty in individual, she was once an incisive artwork author who expressed maverick critiques in a deceptively informal kind. As a painter, she melded summary Expressionism with a lifelong curiosity in physically flow to catch matters as diversified as President John F. Kennedy, basketball avid gamers, and bullfights.
In her romantic lifestyles, she went her personal approach, consistently willing for male consciousness. yet she credited her husband, Willem de Kooning, as her maximum effect; instead of being overshadowed via his popularity, she labored "in his light." approximately twenty years after their separation, after eventually embracing sobriety herself, she lower back to his facet to rescue him from serious alcoholism.
Based on painstaking study and dozens of interviews, A beneficiant imaginative and prescient brings to lifestyles a number one determine of twentieth-century paintings who lived an entire and interesting lifestyles on her personal terms.
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A Generous Vision: The Creative Life of Elaine de Kooning (Cultural Biographies) by Cathy Curtis