Contextual 14: Late Modernism – Subject Matter & Content
1.Willem De Kooning (1904-97)
Dutch arrived in America as a stowaway,
1940s lost off black and white painting,
Interested in mythology,
He has suggestions of figureism and cubism in his paintings,
Woman Series (1950-53)
Not a portrait of a woman but woman generally,
Text: What’s his attitude to subject matter?
Text: what is their position on subject matter?
All good painting must be about something.
Painting should be about something that is timeless.
Their interested in the creative ideals,
4.Barnett Newman (1905-70)
Late Modernism’s relationship to Early Modernism?
5.Jean Dubuffet (1901-85)