Featured image: A Portrait and a Dream (1953) By Jackson Pollock
I was just reading an article that someone had posted about the featured image and it really got my back up. I absolutely hate it when people say “my kids could do that”, I really would like to see that. I might be being a bit biased as I love and admire the work of Jackson Pollock. I see something in it that I don’t in other works by other artists.
I would spend a lot longer looking at Summertime and being moved by it than I would if you put me in front of the Mona Lisa.
I remember the first time I saw the painting in London, I didn’t even know it was being exhibited there and the feelings of emotions sent shivers down my spine.
This method of painting is not about throwing paint at the canvas and hoping for the best, there is so much more to it than that. It’s about being one with the paint, the canvas and forming shapes, lines, and movements which are controlled into what can be a beautiful piece of art.
I know that Pollock worked on some of his paintings for months and others he did overnight, but he must have had something because there are still many people who would give anything to have an original.