Willem de Kooning: A Brush With Meth?

dekooningBorn today Willem de Kooning.
Expressionistically  communing,
What his paintings represented?
Ask someone who is demented.

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  • Looks like he used some techniques that used to be demonstrated on PBS painting shows, except that while I see several skulls, I don't see a tree or happy flowers.

    I could use that as wallpaper for my office, though.

  • In reply to jack:

    I take it you're a psychiatrist?

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Since I asked someone else that yesterday, no. By techniques, I mean like Bob Ross using his pallet knife to apply paint to the canvas, and inhaling the fumes from the paint thinner while cleaning his brush.

    However, I do remember going to a deposition in an office where they had tie dye velvet wallpaper. I assume the purpose was to put the witness off track, as this kind of wallpaper certainly would.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Prima Materia! Obviously it must be the unconscious material that the artist is driven to acclimate. This dissolution must be distilled and purified thru rigorous self-reflection until integration and balance are achieved...more Jung.

  • In reply to 4zen:

    Or, as I suggested earlier, distilled enough to be able to reuse the odorless paint thinner.

  • In reply to 4zen:

    4zen, I see you're among the very Jung at heart.

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