The life and works of jackson pollack
It was a mixture of controllable and uncontrollable factors.
By dipping a small stick, house brush or trowel into the paint and then rapidly moving his wrist, arm and body, he allowed it to drip and fall in weaving rhythms over the surface. Furthermore, acts of self-promotion made him feel like a phony, and he would sometimes give interviews in which his answers were scripted.
Pollock described this use of household paints, instead of artist's paints, as "a natural growth out of a need.
He incorporated decorative patterns in thinly brushed paint to achieve an intimate pattern within the grand scale. No one can.
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Krasner reluctantly left for Paris to give Pollock space. Pollock did not paint at all in By , he had quit painting, and his marriage was in shambles. Finally, he said 'This is it. He died immediately. It is only after a sort of 'get acquainted' period that I see what I have been about. Then, unexpectedly, he picked up can and paint brush and started to move around the canvas.
His movements, slow at first, gradually became faster and more dance like as he flung black, white, and rust colored paint onto the canvas. By defying the convention of painting on an upright surface, he added a new dimension by being able to view and apply paint to his canvases from all directions.
There is not inside or outside to Pollock's line or the space through which it moves.
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Krasner was unfamiliar, yet intrigued with Pollock's work and went to his apartment, unannounced, to meet him following the gallery. The resulting work was Mural , which would prove important in Pollock's transition from a style shaped by murals, Native American art and European modernism towards his mature drip technique. Concerned for Pollock's well-being, Krasner called on Pollock's mother to help. Referring to his style of painting on the floor, Pollock stated, "I feel nearer, more a part of the painting, since this way I can walk round it, work from the four sides and literally be in the painting. The canvases were either laid on the floor or set against a wall. Although he struggled financially during his lifetime, his paintings are now worth millions, with one painting, No. Using a combination of skill, intuition, and chance he created order out of what seemed to be random gestures and marks. Other larger retrospectives were held there subsequently in and , as well as at the Tate in London in His extreme abstract style, physicality with the act of painting, enormous scale and method of painting, use of line and space, and exploration of the boundaries between drawing and painting were original and powerful. Very late in , possibly in the early weeks of , Pollock painted his first wall-size work, called Mural c. One of the passengers, Edith Metzger, was also killed in the accident, which occurred less than a mile from Pollock's home. Studies by Taylor, Micolich and Jonas have examined Pollock's technique and have determined that some works display the properties of mathematical fractals.
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