Download e-book for iPad: A Generous Vision: The Creative Life of Elaine de Kooning by Cathy Curtis

By Cathy Curtis

ISBN-10: 0190498471

ISBN-13: 9780190498474

the 1st biography of Elaine de Kooning, A beneficiant imaginative and prescient portrays a girl whose intelligence, droll humorousness, and generosity of spirit endeared her to associates and gave her a starring position within the close-knit global of recent York artists. Her zest for experience and freewheeling spending have been as mythical as her ever-present cigarette.

Flamboyant and witty in individual, she was once an incisive artwork author who expressed maverick evaluations in a deceptively informal sort. As a painter, she melded summary Expressionism with a lifelong curiosity in physically stream to catch topics as varied as President John F. Kennedy, basketball avid gamers, and bullfights.

In her romantic lifestyles, she went her personal method, continually prepared for male consciousness. yet she credited her husband, Willem de Kooning, as her maximum impression; instead of being overshadowed via his status, she labored "in his light." approximately twenty years after their separation, after eventually embracing sobriety herself, she again to his facet to rescue him from serious alcoholism.

Based on painstaking study and dozens of interviews, A beneficiant imaginative and prescient brings to lifestyles a number one determine of twentieth-century artwork who lived a whole and interesting existence on her personal terms.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Generous Vision: The Creative Life of Elaine de Kooning (Cultural Biographies) PDF

Best biographies of artists, architects & photographers books

New PDF release: Distaff Diplomacy or My Elegant Life As a Diplomat's Wife

Memoirs of the spouse of a Canadian international carrier Oficer from 1953 (when the dep. used to be a scant 6 years previous) to her husband's retirement in 1980. The ebook covers postings to long island urban, Vienna, Austria, Helsinki, Finland, TelAviv, Israel, and Port of Spain, Trinidad.

Eva Wingelmayer's Jesus_21, ein Michael Jackson Lesebuch (German Edition) PDF

Roman, Historische Künstlerbiographie von Michael Jackson, die Geschichte spielt in einem Phantasie-Himmel mit vielen Engeln, aber auch auf Erden. Es kommen Musiker und andere Personen aus Michaels Umfeld zu Wort, und es gibt eine paintings Tagebuch-Selbstgespräch von Michael selbst. Die himmlische Perspektive macht das Buch unterhaltsam und erschließt neue Aspekte.

Download e-book for iPad: John Singer Sargent and His Muse: Painting Love and Loss by Karen Corsano,Daniel Williman,Richard Ormond

This delicate and compelling biography sheds new mild on John Singer Sargent’s artwork via an intimate background of his relations. Karen Corsano and Daniel Williman concentration particularly on his niece and muse, Rose-Marie Ormond, telling her tale for the 1st time. In a ranking of work created among 1906 and 1912, John Singer Sargent documented the idyllic teenage summers of Rose-Marie and his personal deepening affection for her serene good looks and good-hearted, candid allure.

Get Vinnie Ream: An American Sculptor PDF

She used to be capable, via shrewdpermanent maneuvering and dogged choice, to accomplish a fee from the Congress for a life-sized statue of the assassinated president—this regardless of the very genuine animus opposed to ladies artists at the moment, that's obvious within the heated arguments opposed to granting her the Lincoln commission—arguments spearheaded within the Senate by means of Charles Sumner of Massachusetts.

Additional resources for A Generous Vision: The Creative Life of Elaine de Kooning (Cultural Biographies)

Sample text

Download PDF sample

A Generous Vision: The Creative Life of Elaine de Kooning (Cultural Biographies) by Cathy Curtis


by Charles
4.4

Rated 4.62 of 5 – based on 49 votes