Thursday, November 09, 2006

Nickname: Jack the Dripper



Galaxy, 1947 by Jackson Pollock, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE.

One of Pollock's earliest "drip" paintings this work incorporated house paint and automobile paint mixed with sand and ashes.

4 comments:

michele omiccioli said...

This work is well promising, and it makes you happy 'cause you know this will open a mistical period. So I never explained myself the involution of Pollock after 1950, after 'Lavander Mist'. I knew all his problems, but the return to an hybrid figuration, in which the dripping turns to be only a tecnicality demonstrates a 'fear', real real unusual. Not a 'nothing new'; but a 'regression' in emotionality and skills. Many reason, certainly: alchool, the cold respondance of critics to the new production. That's as interesting as his celebrated explosion ...

Anonymous said...

Oy vey - I think looks like someone dripped a bunch of paint on a canvas and decided to call it art. Phu Yuk!

Anonymous said...

For many years, I thought there was no point to his "technique" or the idea of adstraction. This changed once I stood in front of one of his peices in the Gallery of Modern Art in Washington. The color usage, overlapage, and composition struck me. The only description which I consider is fair is that standing in front of his work is like standing in a forest of color that constantly battles each other for your attention.

Anonymous said...

I have seen this painting in the Jocelyn Art Museum and I can tell you that the picture does not do it justice. This is an amazing piece of art that is worth much more than you would ever think. This abstract piece is full of emotion, chaos, and creativity, all of which could be found in this galaxy.

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