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Sunday Afternoon

Elaine de Kooning

Sunday Afternoon

Elaine de Kooning
  • Date: 1957
  • Style: Abstract Expressionism
  • Genre: abstract

Shortly after receiving her professorship at the University of New Mexico, her friend, poet Margaret Randall, escorted de Kooning to Juarez, Mexico to visit the bullfights. De Kooning was captivated by the movements and colors of her new surroundings. This abstracted portrait of a bull, structured by gestural waves rendered in the warm tones of a desert landscape, was also among some the very first horizontal canvases created by de Kooning.

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