Willem De Kooning is one of the greatest abstractions of the past and the present. It is recognized during his lifetime as the leader of abstract expressionism of the last century. It is worth saying that his painting “Woman III” herds one of the most expensive paintings in the world. In 2006, this picture was sold for 137.5 million dollars, which is a record figure. Currently, “Woman III” is the third most expensive paintings in the world.
Willem de Kooning (Willem de Kooning) is a Dutch artist. He was born in 1904 in Rotterdam. Later he moved to America, where he lived for 70 years and is also rightly considered an American outstanding artist. He lived on Long Island, where he died in 1997. His work is a landmark in all avant-garde painting. Among all artists and connoisseurs of painting, this abstractionist is a cult figure.
The creativity and worldview of this artist was influenced by such well-known avant-gardists as Miro and Picasso. Its abstract avant-gardism was immediately noticed by critics and connoisseurs of painting. Unusual submission of the art of abstraction, where the forms are half dissolved in raging expression, immediately became known. Over time, images and objects that filled the artist’s paintings, virtually disappeared from the paintings, leaving only the abstractions themselves, filled with symbols and emotional explosion.