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Sunday, October 23, 2005

The Influence- Autumn Rhythm


"It's all a big game of construction, some with a brush, some with a shovel, some choose a pen."
-Jackson Pollock(1912-1956)

It was Pollock who first "broke the ice"- instead of using the traditional easel, his canvas was on the floor; instead of using brushes, he poured and dripped his paint from a can. He manipulated his art with `sticks, trowels or knives', sometimes adding `sand, broken glass or other foreign matter'.

What I love about Pollock is how shocking his paintings are. They are also more real and expressive than a naive eye might imagine- this method of painting, called Action painting, results in a direct expression or revelation of the unconscious moods of the artist, and although it seems random, Pollock extensively edited the canvases by trimming or destroying the whole work.


Further:
+ Jackson Pollock by Miltos Manetas- an applet to help you paint modern art in the style of Pollock.
+ Short and Sweet Jackson Pollock biography

: The Influence
:Mondrian
:The AlHambra Vases

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