Sunday, January 1, 2012

Willem de Kooning at MOMA

If you are in NYC and have a chance to go the MOMA, get there before January 9th when this show comes down.  Unfortunately photography wasn't allowed for the actual paintings, but this wall had six black and white reproductions of some of my favorites from his retrospective show.  When I saw these images without color, I was really moved to see how bold his strokes were and the overall rhythm of dark to light values.  When I saw the paintings in full color, some of this beautiful and daring brushwork to me seemed to get overpowered by the saturation of color choice.  Truly inspiring.


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