Willem de Kooning on How to Be an Artist

Willem de Kooning on How to Be an Artist

Willem de Kooning detested conformity. While he became one of the most influential painters of Abstract Expressionist, he resisted association with the movement. Adhering to a single style—in particular, one that insisted on leaving representational imagery behind—was too limiting for the New York–based Dutch artist. Famously, he complicated pure abstraction by embedding figures within tempestuous slashes of paint and nebulous, biomorphic forms, as in his masterpieceWoman I (1950–52).

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4 Curious Traits Of The Enigmatic INFJ Personality

4 Curious Traits Of The Enigmatic INFJ Personality

As an INFJ personality, sometimes I feel like an inharmonious fusion of opposites. I’m equal parts prone to rationality and emotion but not planted solidly in either one. INFJs are often seen as contradictory in their qualities, and I can assure you, as someone who is a living, breathing specimen of one, we feel contradictory as well.

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INFJ PERSONALITY (“THE ADVOCATE”)

INFJ PERSONALITY (“THE ADVOCATE”)

The INFJ personality type is very rare, making up less than one percent of the population, but they nonetheless leave their mark on the world. As Diplomats, they have an inborn sense of idealism and morality, but what sets them apart is the accompanying Judging (J) trait – INFJs are not idle dreamers, but people capable of taking concrete steps to realize their goals and make a lasting positive impact.

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