Birth: Jackson Pollock

I thought I would include an old friend as I noticed nobody played with it for a long time, so create your own Pollock, show your kids and have fun.  You can print screen crop and print when you have finished.  Click here: Pollock Painting Click to change colors.

Pollock’s Birth is shot through with primeval energy.

The process of birth is seen as a desperate struggle. The mask-like faces, drawn from Inuit and Native American art, lend the image an unrestrained energy. Like many modernist artists, Pollock was fascinated by ‘primitive’ art for its expression of fundamental human fears and desires, particularly as traditional ideas of ‘civilization’ were tainted by Europe’s slide into fascism and war.

25 quotes from Jackson Pollock

Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you.
Jackson Pollock

Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you. There was a reviewer a while back who wrote that my pictures didn’t have any beginning or any end. He didn’t mean it as a compliment, but it was.
Jackson Pollock

Bums are the well-to-do of this day. They didn’t have as far to fall.
Jackson Pollock

Every good painter paints what he is.
Jackson Pollock

He drove his kind of realism at me so hard I bounced right into nonobjective painting.
Jackson Pollock

I continue to get further away from the usual painter’s tools such as easel, palette, brushes, etc.
Jackson Pollock

I don’t work from drawings. I don’t make sketches and drawings and color sketches into a final painting.
Jackson Pollock

I hardly ever stretch the canvas before painting.
Jackson Pollock

I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own.
Jackson Pollock

I’m very representational some of the time, and a little all of the time. But when you’re painting out of your unconscious, figures are bound to emerge.
Jackson Pollock

It doesn’t make much difference how the paint is put on as long as something has been said. Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement.
Jackson Pollock

It is only when I lose contact with the painting that the result is a mess. Otherwise there is pure harmony, an easy give and take, and the painting comes out well.
Jackson Pollock

My painting does not come from the easel.
Jackson Pollock

My paintings do not have a center, but depend on the same amount of interest throughout.
Jackson Pollock

New needs need new techniques. And the modern artists have found new ways and new means of making their statements… the modern painter cannot express this age, the airplane, the atom bomb, the radio, in the old forms of the Renaissance or of any other past culture.
Jackson Pollock

On the floor I am more at ease. I feel nearer, more part of the painting, since this way I can walk around it, work from the four sides and literally be in the painting.
Jackson Pollock

Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.
Jackson Pollock

The modern artist is working with space and time, and expressing his feelings rather than illustrating.
Jackson Pollock

The modern artist… is working and expressing an inner world – in other words – expressing the energy, the motion, and other inner forces.
Jackson Pollock

The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through.
Jackson Pollock

The strangeness will wear off and I think we will discover the deeper meanings in modern art.
Jackson Pollock

Today painters do not have to go to a subject matter outside of themselves. Most modern painters work from a different source. They work from within.
Jackson Pollock

When I am in my painting, I’m not aware of what I’m doing.
Jackson Pollock

When I say artist I mean the man who is building things – creating molding the earth – whether it be the plains of the west – or the iron ore of Penn. It’s all a big game of construction – some with a brush – some with a shovel – some choose a pen.
Jackson Pollock

When I’m painting, I’m not aware of what I’m doing. It’s only after a get acquainted period that I see what I’ve been about. I’ve no fears about making changes for the painting has a life of its own.
Jackson Pollock

Maybe this guy will have some quotes one day 🙂

Tate Modern, London

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1 Comment

  1. Yesterday was Peggy Guggenheim’s birthday !
    ;O)


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