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Elaine de Kooning - Abstract Expressionism Painting


 Elaine Marie Catherine de Kooning (1918 – 1989) was an Abstract Expressionist and Figurative Expressionist painter in the post-World War II era. She wrote extensively on the art of the period and was an editorial associate for Art News magazine.
"Elaine de Kooning’s work in the southern Great Plains region between the 1950s and 1980s demonstrates that the artist achieved a hard-fought self-sufficiency, as she established her own regionally influenced style and subject matter. Inspired by the cowboy ethos and limitless horizons of the American West, de Kooning teamed with Texas-based dealer, Dord Fitz, who championed her art, promoting it to his students and patrons, and who worked with de Kooning to introduce many westerners to artistic abstraction. Challenging the more patriarchal, exclusive, and nationalist traditions endorsed by Clement Greenberg and Harold Rosenberg, de Kooning’s western production, much of which has been previously uncatalogued, exemplifies her performative, gender-based, inclusive approach to action painting. De Kooning’s Abstract Expressionist aesthetic complicates assumptions about the one-way power relationships between the dominant and marginalized, the geographical center and regional periphery, insisting on an accessible, polycentric view of modern art.".(journals.uchicago.edu)


Barrie Cooke - Abstract Artworks


Barrie Cooke (1931 - 2014) is widely considered one of our leading contemporary artists. He was born in Cheshire in 1924, but lived in Ireland since 1954 until his death in 2014. Brought up in Jamaica and Bermuda, Cooke moved to the US as a teenager and studied art history and biology at Harvard University. He was a major figure in the development of painting in Ireland, an environment which he found offered him fertile ground for his lifelong love of nature, and his twin passions of painting and fishing. Cooke travelled extensively. His journeys to Lapland, Cuba, Cape Cod, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, and Madeira are viscerally depicted in his work. The formation, transformation and degradation of the environment have been constant motifs. Hugely respected by his peers for the commitment and integrity of his vision, Cooke had his first solo exhibition in Dublin in 1955 and the following year received a scholarship to study with Oskar Kokoschka in Salzburg. He developed deep friendships with several poets including the late Séamus Heaney, John Montague and Ted Hughes. He represented Ireland at the Paris Biennale in 1963 and exhibited widely throughout Europe, the US and Canada. Major retrospectives include shows in the Douglas Hyde Gallery (1986), the Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague (1992), and LAC, Perpignan, France (1995). His work is held by IMMA, the Ulster Museum, the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Haags Gemeentemuseum, and in many other collections worldwide.(oliversearsgallery.com)


Milena Olesinska - Living Room Wall Art Ideas


 Even the most modern and thoughtful interior will not look fully harmonious without wall decoration. A beautiful renovation of the apartment, expensive furniture, high-quality textiles, figurines - all this is the basis of the living room. But if the walls remain bare, even in the most beautiful interior you will feel uncomfortable. So, in addition to furniture and decor, it is important to choose paintings in the living room in order to achieve maximum unity of style and harmony.

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