Willem de Kooning’s Woman and Bicycle, 1952-3, similarly transcends the commonplace. Obviously ignoring bone and muscle, biological proportions, and the accurate depiction of hills and valleys, de Kooning represented the basic elements of “woman.” If he were to have painted an anatomically correct woman, details such as skin color, facial features, hairstyle, and costume would have made the image culture-specific. But this linkage of basic human form with painterly liquid brushstrokes transports her to the realm of ideas/concepts. This painting would also be categorized as Abstract Expressionism.