Jackson Pollock

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Jackson Pollock

  1. 1. Jackson Pollock <ul><li>Pioneer of Abstract Expressionism </li></ul>
  2. 2. Jackson Pollock <ul><li>Influential American Painter </li></ul><ul><li>Major figure in the abstract expressionist movement </li></ul>
  3. 3. Jackson Pollock <ul><li>Painted in a completely abstract manner </li></ul><ul><li>Best known for the “drip and splash style” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Jackson Pollock <ul><li>Did not use the traditional easel </li></ul><ul><li>Fixed his canvas to the floor or the wall </li></ul><ul><li>Poured and dripped his paint from a can </li></ul>
  5. 5. Jackson Pollock <ul><li>Did not use brushes to apply the paint </li></ul><ul><li>Manipulated the paint with `sticks, trowels or knives' </li></ul>
  6. 6. Jackson Pollock <ul><li>Added sand, broken glass or other foreign matter to pain </li></ul><ul><li>Preferred to use common house paints </li></ul>
  7. 7. Jackson Pollock <ul><li>These drips and splatters became known as “action painting </li></ul><ul><li>This all-over style of painting avoids any points of emphasis or identifiable parts within the whole canvas </li></ul>
  8. 8. Jackson Pollock <ul><li>The design of his painting had no relation to the shape or size of the canvas </li></ul><ul><li>the canvas was sometimes docked or trimmed to suit the image. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Jackson Pollock <ul><li>Pollock wanted an end to the viewer's search for representational elements in his paintings </li></ul><ul><li>he abandoned titles and started numbering the paintings instead </li></ul>
  10. 10. Jackson Pollock <ul><li>&quot;...look passively and try to receive what the painting has to offer and not bring a subject matter or preconceived idea of what they are to be looking for.” </li></ul><ul><li>Jackson Pollock </li></ul>
  11. 11. Jackson Pollock <ul><li>subject to much abuse and sarcasm as the leader of a still little comprehended style </li></ul><ul><li>In 1956 Time magazine called him `Jack the Dripper'. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Jackson Pollock <ul><li>By the 1960s, however, he was generally recognized as the most important figure in the most important movement of this century in American painting </li></ul>
  13. 13. Jackson Pollock <ul><li>His unhappy personal life (he was an alcoholic) and his premature death in a car crash contributed to his legendary status </li></ul>
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  15. 15. Jackson Pollock <ul><li>My Pollock like painting </li></ul><ul><li>Make your own Jackson Pollock online at </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.jacksonpollock.org/ </li></ul>
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