Willem De Kooning (1904-1997) a Dutch American ARtist. Here he is immortalized for all time. Another Abstract artist who believed that he was an “individualist” as opposed to abstractionist . He was a hard drinking man who had notorious escapades with woman. The hallmark of de Kooning’s style was an emphasis on complex figure ground ambiguity. Background figures would overlap other figures causing them to appear in the foreground, which in turn might be overlapped by dripping lines of paint thus positioning the area into the background.
“The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think. All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves.” De Kooning