Well the day is nearly over and I just arrived home from work. I wanted to look up something on Google and noticed they had one of Jackson Pollock’s paintings on their search page. It made me think about how much I adore his paintings so I will once again wish him happy birthday and as we share the same birthday I might drink a toast to us. From what I gather after reading about his life he craved for company all the time and when he was alone drink led to his ruin. Well I have just moved and had to start over again and have many barriers, and I also hate to be alone, so I can understand. Hopefully I will make friends quickly.
This wednesday, is the birthday of Jackson Pollock, but also my birthday. I have just moved abroad again and I am so happy with my decision. Yesturday I met someone and I haven’t met anyone for 2 years so it was very nice. Tonight I will paint.
Happy Birthday Jackson, Happy Birthday James, Happy Birthday to my son Dawid Jackson Presley, on Friday.
A friend of mine just introduced me to this abstract artist and I really liked what she was doing. It reminded me very much of the American Abstract Expressionist and her work was very inspiring, I hope you all like it as much as I did. She also had some nice things to say. To find out more about her and to see more of her works you can visit her site here: Gina Mariotto
Richard Pousette-Dart was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, to a poet mother and a painter father who throughout his formative years strongly encouraged their second son to pursue his art. While he was still a young child, his parents relocated to Valhalla, New York. Pousette-Dart briefly attended nearby Bard College before moving to New York City to devote himself full time to painting and sculpture.
White Gothic No 5 (1961) oil on canvas by Richard Pousette-Dart
Along with artists Robert Motherwell, Mark Rothko, and Willem de Kooning, Pousette-Dart became a founder of the New York School, which thrived during the immediate postwar decade. Like its other members, Pousette-Dart turned away from realism, creating abstract, spontaneous-seeming compositions that incorporated Freudian and Jungian symbolism and elements of European modernism. In the 1950s the artist produced a series of white paintings with penciled lines in which the bird motif of his small brass sculptures from the 1930s reappeared. Abandoning the all-white approach in the late fifties, Pousette-Dart began to build up thick, stucco-like surfaces of expressive color. His work grew in scale in the 1960s and 1970s, and by the late seventies his simplified, pointillist compositions were suggesting exploding stars, planets, and the depths of infinite space.
Throughout his career, Pousette-Dart also taught painting at a number of New York institutions, including the New School for Social Research, the School of Visual Arts, Columbia University, Sarah Lawrence College, and the Art Students League. In 1981 he received the first annual “Distinguished Lifetime in Art” award from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation. The following year Pousette-Dart was chosen by the International Committee of the Venice Biennale to exhibit in the main pavilion.