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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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Woman I by Willem de Kooning "William de Kooning is a true master because of he is able to encompass both attraction and repulsion."

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Montauk Highway, 1958 Willem de Kooning Oil and combined media on heavy paper mounted on canvas The Netherlands, 1904-1997, active United States

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from NPR.org

For Artist Elaine De Kooning, Painting Was A Verb, Not A Noun

For Artist Elaine De Kooning, Painting Was A Verb, Not A Noun : NPR

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