Willem de Kooning
Woman Standing-Pink 1954-1955
Willem de Kooning was an action painter and central artist in the New York School. The artist’s pink women are statuesque, made of broad brushstrokes and saturated colors. Picasso’s Les Desmoiselles D’Avignon seems present in the angular lines and geometric nose and legs of Woman Standing – Pink, though de Kooning denied any influence of cubism on his work. Willem de Kooning described his drawing process as guided by a sense of intuition. He made his drawings of women, not unlike Woman Standing – Pink, with his eyes closed.