In the works on view at Pace de Jong notes that "De Kooning is taking Ingres' classical line and supercharging it with Ruben’s chromatic and emotional performance. The painterliness was not new, but the Rubensian openness - away from the claustrophobic space of Attic and Excavation - was new and to some disappointing... As the paintings in this exhibition testify, far from disappointing or representing a falling away of his powers, de Kooning worked through a new path, mined a new vein that resonates today in its rich possibilities for contemporary painting."
Culture Monster's Christopher Knight reviews "Figure and Light" works by Willem de Kooning at L&M Arts. "Sixteen drawings and paintings on paper chronicle the evolution of his signature "women" from 1947 through 1962. A second room jumps to eight, late abstract paintings made between 1980 and 1985."
Art Observed review and installation photos of Willem de Kooning Figure & Light at L&M Arts on view through January 15, 2011. "The exhibition is divided into two galleries with the first displaying relatively small-scale works from de Kooning‘s iconic Women series. The second room showcases the artist’s later abstract paintings realized between 1980 and 1985."
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