Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Jackson Pollock 51

In experimenting with these textured acrylics, I have been looking at some of the work of Jackson Pollock. Although we look at his work now and think most anyone could throw paint onto a canvas as he did, to be the first, or one of the first, to do abstract expressionism must been a unique experience - one that was probably just as painful as it was exhilarating.

He was known as "Jack the Dripper" as he dripped, flung, and poured paint onto the canvas. He cared little for praise or approval. He painted because he had to - it was his passion and his purpose. Some say he was manic-depressive. But none can deny that he changed the face of "abstract" for the world of art.

Here is a video clip for you to enjoy of Jackson Pollock at work.

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