Willem de Kooning. 1960. Abstract expressionism: These pieces do not have a recognizable subject and the forms are not drawn from the visible world. The artists emphasize spontaneous and personal emotion and they show freedom of technique to achieve this goal. They also use messy and extreme applications of paint. In this painting, Kooning action paints by using broad brushstrokes and thick paint which reflects his expressiveness. There is no recognizable subject in his painting.