Happy Birthday Jackson Pollock

Not many people know this but Jackson and I share the same birthday. To commemorate this, here is a little piece about him.   "When I am in my painting, I'm not aware of what I'm doing. It is only after a sort of "get acquainted" period that I see what I have been about. …

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Jackson Pollock – Before Blue Poles

Jackson Pollock 'Blue Poles: Number 11, 1952' enamel and aluminium paint with glass on canvas, Collection of the National Gallery of Australia © Jackson Pollock, 1952/ARS. Licensed by VISCOPY, Sydney 2002  The abstract paintings of the American artist Jackson Pollock (1912–1956) are among the highest achievements of 20th-century art. During an unparalleled period of creativity …

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Jackson Pollock – Blue Poles: Number 11, 1952

Blue Poles: Number 11, 1952 Painted relatively late in Jackson Pollock’s career, this painting conveys the unique skill that Pollock had by now achieved with his infamous ‘drip’ technique. Executed on unstretched canvas laid flat on the floor, both the artist’s dripping, splashing and pouring of paint onto the work’s surface and the scale of …

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