EXPRESSION OF TRAUMATIC PAST IN FEMALE REPRESENTATION IN WILEM DE KOONING’S PAINTING
WILLEM DE KOONING RESMİNDE TRAVMATİK GEÇMİŞİN KADIN TEMSİLİYETİNDE DIŞAVURUMU

Author : Emrah UYSAL
Number of pages : 271-280

Abstract

The idea of reading and reading text is a complementary element between the viewer and the work. Criticism is to convince the viewer and to invite them to contradiction as well as to open themselves to debate. The work of art criticism consists of a detailed examination and evaluation process in terms of form, content and meaning. In this study, Edmund Burke Feldman's (Criticism of Investigating Art ist (Feldman, 1987) was used in the study. In order to understand and make sense of the message conveyed by the work, the artist and his work are asked to ask a number of questions, depicting, analyzing, interpreting and judging the stages. While trying to define the images in the artwork during the description phase, plastic indicators are tried to be discussed in the analysis and in the step of interpretation, the messages of figurative elements in dynamic and abstract relations network which contain deep meanings are tried to be reached. In the course of the interpretation of Kooning's work, information on the artistic personality of the artist was also included. In the judicial step; the importance of art in terms of art history is mentioned. In addition, this research deals with Kooning's art as a psychological process, but it also aims to reach the determinations about how the artist transformed the representation problem in painting into a conscious experience. His work ”Woman I” subverts the traditional thought structure of a woman's body. In fact, his spiritual experiences from his traumatic history constitute a new representation of women. Thus, with this female body, the artist creates a model that fills his soul and creates an idol that will have great effects in the history of art.

Keywords

Willem de Kooning, Art Criticism, Abstract Expressionism, Abstraction, Women

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