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Willem de Kooning. Abstract Expressionist Painter. Willem de Kooning. From www.artfacts.net. Who Was Willem de Kooning?. Dutch-American painter Born in 1904 in the Netherlands Studied at a famous art school in Rotterdam Moved to the United States in 1926 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Willem de KooningAbstract Expressionist Painter

  • Willem de Kooning

    From www.artfacts.net

  • Who Was Willem de Kooning?Dutch-American painterBorn in 1904 in the NetherlandsStudied at a famous art school in RotterdamMoved to the United States in 1926First worked as a house painter in New JerseyKnew much about artists and writersDied 1997

  • How did he create art?Used oil paints, enamel, pencil, pastels, charcoals and even clay

  • Elegy, 1939

  • Glazier, 1940

  • Excavation, 1950

  • Woman I, 1950-1952

  • Rosy Fingered Dawn at Louse Point, 1963

  • What is Abstract Expressionism?Artist presents an idea using only color and form Actual objects are not represented in the art Action painting: painting that emphasizes the physical movements involved Style of painting that developed between 1946 and the 1960s (during the time your grandparents were kids and teenagers)

    Other famous abstract expressionist painters: Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko

    Information from http://www.artcyclopedia.com/history/abstract-expressionism.html

  • Game: Did Willem de Kooning Paint This Picture?

  • Our Project: How Can We Paint Like Willem de Kooning?We are going to use lots of energy and emotion when we paint!First, draw a fast sketch of a person with a dark colored oil pastel - Energetic and messy!Then paint your portrait in a loose and energetic styleOur pictures dont really have to look like the objects we are painting