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  • 1.
    • By the mid 1940s Jackson Pollock was painting in a completely abstract manner, and the drip and splash style for which he is best known emerged with some brusqueness in 1947
    • he affixed his canvas to the floor or the wall and poured and dripped his paint from a can
    • He used sticks, trowels or knives, occasionally obtaining a grave mixture of sand, broken glass or other foreign matter for painting.
    Movement/Style
  • 2.
    • Jackson painted on the floor.
    • Jackson used a stick instead of a brush.
    • Jackson Pollock, first showed his works to the public he was disapproved of by the narrow minded critics.
    Early Art Work Pollock preferred the fluidity of commercial enamel house paints to the more viscous texture of traditional oils. This choice allowed him to weave a more intricate pictorial web, flinging swirls of paint onto the canvas.
  • 3.
    • Pollock was not your typical painter that everyone would describe in their mental picture. He did not use the same style of painting as others. Most painters place their canvas on a stand. It made it easier to reach as well as easier to see. Jackson Pollock took a different approach. He placed his full-sized canvas on the floor. He did that because it let him approach his painting from all four sides. Pollock believed that painting from all four sides would put him "inside" the painting.
    • Pollock's early artistic training focused on traditional historical sources. Benton made his students study and reproduce the planar dynamics of European masterworks.
    Early Art Work
  • 4.
    • In his fading years, he became more and more frantic to protect his turf, even though rehabilitated drinking destabilized his spirited edge. In no time at all, Jackson Pollock had fallen out of style and he had become a dismal figure by 1952.
    Late Career A classic "drip" picture by Jackson Pollock is believed to have become the world's most expensive painting after it was sold in America by the Hollywood entertainment mogul David Geffen for $140 million .
  • 5.
    • Jackson Pollock style and creative techniques motivated a cohort of artists and had a permanent and deep influence on contemporary art.
    • His style and technique of painting was a fundamental departure from the type of painting that just represented or "copied" the world and objects that the artist encountered.
    • Pollock developed a technique and approach to painting and produced works of art that were a more slight and complex expression and response to the world around him and his own psyche.
    SUMMARY