Works Writings Interviews
written by Nancy Jachet
Ediciones Poligrafa | ISBN 9788434312586
Hardback – 160 pages
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This is an engaging and illuminating in-depth study and profile of Jackson Pollock. Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) was a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement and the most influential American painter of the twentieth century. Although he died at the early age of just 44, he left an unsurpassed body of work. Throughout his life, Pollock wrote very little about his own art or that of others. Nevertheless, in the few writings we do have, and in a few unpublished, undated notes - all of which are gathered together in this volume - the themes are remarkably similar. After acknowledging his initial debt to the Native American sand painters, who gave him the idea for putting the canvas on the floor and working it 'in the round', Pollock routinely referred to his interest in the unconscious as the source of modern art, as it enabled the direct expression of an 'inner world', of individual feeling and experience of the modern age.
Artist: Jackson Pollock