de Kooning’s paintings are a thing of wonder, truly. He seems to paint with true abandon within a rigid structure. It’s as close to music as painting gets in my opinion. This particular piece stopped me in my tracks at the MOMA retrospective a couple of years ago. He started using more color in the 1960s, and such color! Pure happiness going through that door to the river.
Willem de Kooning. Door to the River, 1960.