Monday, April 28, 2008

Jackson Pollock

I can't say that I have always been a fan of Jackson Pollock and the abstract expressionism movement. However, lately I have started to be able to appreciate these paintings that many people feel "anyone could do" more and more. Today we watched this clip of Jackson Pollock painting in class and it really gave me a much better sense of the idea behind this type of artwork. My favorite thing that he says is, "I want to express my feelings rather than illustrate them". And while many people could do drip paintings, any different person who did it would have an entirely different outcome... and that is what is really great about it.

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