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“ Willem de Kooning | Door to the River ” Many 20th C. Modernists and Minimalists were inspired by Plato's Theory of Forms; they believed that eliminating the distractions (emotional manipulators) of subject matter and sometimes color and brush stroke was the best way to portray a pure truth (Form) in art.

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Willem de Kooning, Valentine, 1947, Oil and enamel and paper on bard, 92,2 x 61,5 cm Kooning, Willem de: Fine Arts, After 1945 in America | The Red List