artnet:

"I don’t paint to live, I live to paint." - Willem de Kooning
A leading figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement, famed artist Willem de Kooning was born on this day in 1904 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

artnet:

"I don’t paint to live, I live to paint." - Willem de Kooning

A leading figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement, famed artist Willem de Kooning was born on this day in 1904 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

somisareg-sanatalp:

Hans Hartung - (1973)

somisareg-sanatalp:

Hans Hartung - (1973)

staceythinx:

Rosanne de Lang.'s photos of an accidental car graveyard in a forest in Belgium. Many of the cars were left shortly after World War 2.

podkins:

I had to share this amazingness with you!  Blomma Fingerless Gloves from Anthropologie.  These aren’t available anymore, but they are certainly great inspiration!

podkins:

I had to share this amazingness with you!  Blomma Fingerless Gloves from Anthropologie.  These aren’t available anymore, but they are certainly great inspiration!

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becauseiamawoman:

Feminist Art Friday Feature: Lee Krasner

Abstract Expressionist Lee Krasner is best known for her beautiful and deeply powerful collages and  gestural works. You’ve probably heard of her famous husband, Jackson Pollock, but did you know his wife was another powerful and influential force in the AbEx movement? 

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Krasner began studying art at a young age studying at The Cooper Union at the National Academy for Design. She went on to work for the WPA Federal Art Project before going on to study under Hans Hoffman, another famous abstract expressionist. At a time when the work of women was severely under-valued, Krasner’s presence in the art scene was unique but her career was nonetheless often overshadowed by her husband’s. 

Since her death in 1987, Krasner remains one of the most important artists to have emerged from the New York School and a pioneering force in the Abstract Expressionist movement. As such, she is one of only a handful of women artists to have ever had a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

For more information about Lee Krasner and her work, try the following resources:

formido:

Female artists in their studios

1. Helen Frankenthaler
2. Louise Bourgeois
3. Alice Neel
4. Joan Mitchell
5. Frida Kahlo
6. Georgia O’Keeffe

solirerminn:

Claude Monet
photographoria:

Thinking Of You

photographoria:

Thinking Of You

I am on a journey – with my work, my explorations, and a few sad stories. I travel with a suitcase full of outrageous blessings. I am on a quest for truth, beauty + quiet joy. I am an artist, a writer, an explorer.

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