Willem de Kooning
Netherlands, United States of America
24 Apr 1904 - 19 Mar 1997
Of the many undated drawings left in the artist's studio this is one of the most expressive of the Woman series while being more specifically about drawing. The linear quality of this piece is very fresh and reveals some fascinating juxtapositions of haptic gesture with anatomical investigation. The left hand and feet are quite detailed and rendered in space while the torso is typically blurred and exaggerated. This work reveals the process in its primary state.
charcoal on paper
31.7 x 20.3 cm sight; 63.7 x 53.5 x 3.7 cm frame
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Not on display
© Willem de Kooning, c1965-80/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Shown in 1 exhibition
Michelangelo to Matisse: Drawing the figure, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 20 Nov 1999–27 Feb 2000
Referenced in 1 publication
Terence Maloon and Peter Raissis (Editors), Michelangelo to Matisse: drawing the figure, Sydney, 1999. cat.no. 219