ELAINE DE KOONING (1918-1989)

 
“Home” (1953) was painted during the pinnacle of the Abstract Expressionist movement. However, the present work rejects complete abstraction and retains three figures as the subject of the composition.  Elaine De Kooning was a master of observation; “Home” is a powerful study of composition and form. The figures are portrayed with painterly brushwork, as de Kooning was a master of utilizing the power of thick brushwork as an emotive tool. Prior to the revolution of Abstract Expressionism, feeling and emotion in art were primarily conveyed through facial expressions and traditional memes.  Today, Elaine De Kooning’s matter-of-fact and direct style is widely accepted as a significant contribution to the development of American Art in the Twentieth Century. “Home” (1953) was painted during the pinnacle of the Abstract Expressionist movement. However, the present work rejects complete abstraction and retains three figures as the subject of the composition.  Elaine De Kooning was a master of observation; “Home” is a powerful study of composition and form. The figures are portrayed with painterly brushwork, as de Kooning was a master of utilizing the power of thick brushwork as an emotive tool. Prior to the revolution of Abstract Expressionism, feeling and emotion in art were primarily conveyed through facial expressions and traditional memes.  Today, Elaine De Kooning’s matter-of-fact and direct style is widely accepted as a significant contribution to the development of American Art in the Twentieth Century. “Home” (1953) was painted during the pinnacle of the Abstract Expressionist movement. However, the present work rejects complete abstraction and retains three figures as the subject of the composition.  Elaine De Kooning was a master of observation; “Home” is a powerful study of composition and form. The figures are portrayed with painterly brushwork, as de Kooning was a master of utilizing the power of thick brushwork as an emotive tool. Prior to the revolution of Abstract Expressionism, feeling and emotion in art were primarily conveyed through facial expressions and traditional memes.  Today, Elaine De Kooning’s matter-of-fact and direct style is widely accepted as a significant contribution to the development of American Art in the Twentieth Century. “Home” (1953) was painted during the pinnacle of the Abstract Expressionist movement. However, the present work rejects complete abstraction and retains three figures as the subject of the composition.  Elaine De Kooning was a master of observation; “Home” is a powerful study of composition and form. The figures are portrayed with painterly brushwork, as de Kooning was a master of utilizing the power of thick brushwork as an emotive tool. Prior to the revolution of Abstract Expressionism, feeling and emotion in art were primarily conveyed through facial expressions and traditional memes.  Today, Elaine De Kooning’s matter-of-fact and direct style is widely accepted as a significant contribution to the development of American Art in the Twentieth Century. “Home” (1953) was painted during the pinnacle of the Abstract Expressionist movement. However, the present work rejects complete abstraction and retains three figures as the subject of the composition.  Elaine De Kooning was a master of observation; “Home” is a powerful study of composition and form. The figures are portrayed with painterly brushwork, as de Kooning was a master of utilizing the power of thick brushwork as an emotive tool. Prior to the revolution of Abstract Expressionism, feeling and emotion in art were primarily conveyed through facial expressions and traditional memes.  Today, Elaine De Kooning’s matter-of-fact and direct style is widely accepted as a significant contribution to the development of American Art in the Twentieth Century. “Home” (1953) was painted during the pinnacle of the Abstract Expressionist movement. However, the present work rejects complete abstraction and retains three figures as the subject of the composition.  Elaine De Kooning was a master of observation; “Home” is a powerful study of composition and form. The figures are portrayed with painterly brushwork, as de Kooning was a master of utilizing the power of thick brushwork as an emotive tool. Prior to the revolution of Abstract Expressionism, feeling and emotion in art were primarily conveyed through facial expressions and traditional memes.  Today, Elaine De Kooning’s matter-of-fact and direct style is widely accepted as a significant contribution to the development of American Art in the Twentieth Century. “Home” (1953) was painted during the pinnacle of the Abstract Expressionist movement. However, the present work rejects complete abstraction and retains three figures as the subject of the composition.  Elaine De Kooning was a master of observation; “Home” is a powerful study of composition and form. The figures are portrayed with painterly brushwork, as de Kooning was a master of utilizing the power of thick brushwork as an emotive tool. Prior to the revolution of Abstract Expressionism, feeling and emotion in art were primarily conveyed through facial expressions and traditional memes.  Today, Elaine De Kooning’s matter-of-fact and direct style is widely accepted as a significant contribution to the development of American Art in the Twentieth Century. “Home” (1953) was painted during the pinnacle of the Abstract Expressionist movement. However, the present work rejects complete abstraction and retains three figures as the subject of the composition.  Elaine De Kooning was a master of observation; “Home” is a powerful study of composition and form. The figures are portrayed with painterly brushwork, as de Kooning was a master of utilizing the power of thick brushwork as an emotive tool. Prior to the revolution of Abstract Expressionism, feeling and emotion in art were primarily conveyed through facial expressions and traditional memes.  Today, Elaine De Kooning’s matter-of-fact and direct style is widely accepted as a significant contribution to the development of American Art in the Twentieth Century. “Home” (1953) was painted during the pinnacle of the Abstract Expressionist movement. However, the present work rejects complete abstraction and retains three figures as the subject of the composition.  Elaine De Kooning was a master of observation; “Home” is a powerful study of composition and form. The figures are portrayed with painterly brushwork, as de Kooning was a master of utilizing the power of thick brushwork as an emotive tool. Prior to the revolution of Abstract Expressionism, feeling and emotion in art were primarily conveyed through facial expressions and traditional memes.  Today, Elaine De Kooning’s matter-of-fact and direct style is widely accepted as a significant contribution to the development of American Art in the Twentieth Century. “Home” (1953) was painted during the pinnacle of the Abstract Expressionist movement. However, the present work rejects complete abstraction and retains three figures as the subject of the composition.  Elaine De Kooning was a master of observation; “Home” is a powerful study of composition and form. The figures are portrayed with painterly brushwork, as de Kooning was a master of utilizing the power of thick brushwork as an emotive tool. Prior to the revolution of Abstract Expressionism, feeling and emotion in art were primarily conveyed through facial expressions and traditional memes.  Today, Elaine De Kooning’s matter-of-fact and direct style is widely accepted as a significant contribution to the development of American Art in the Twentieth Century.
Home195317 1/2 x 14 in.(44.45 x 35.56 cm) oil on masonite
Provenance
Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco
[Sale] Heritage Auctions, Modern & Contemporary Art Auction, Dallas, Oct. 27, 2010, lot 72045
Private Collection, purchased from the above
[Sale] DOYLE'S, Important Paintings, New York, SALE 20PT01, May 20th, 2020 - Lot 7
Mark Borghi, Sag Harbor, New York
Magis Collection, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Exhibition
Elaine de Kooning: Portraits, Apr 3 - May 31, 2003, Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco

100,000

“Home” (1953) was painted during the pinnacle of the Abstract Expressionist movement. However, the present work rejects complete abstraction and retains three figures as the subject of the composition. Elaine De Kooning was a master of observation; “Home” is a powerful study of composition and form. The figures are portrayed with painterly brushwork, as de Kooning was a master of utilizing the power of thick brushwork as an emotive tool. Prior to the revolution of Abstract Expressionism, feeling and emotion in art were primarily conveyed through facial expressions and traditional memes. Today, Elaine De Kooning’s matter-of-fact and direct style is widely accepted as a significant contribution to the development of American Art in the Twentieth Century.
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