Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock (January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956) was an influential American painter and a major figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement. He was well known for his unique style of drip painting. Pollock’s technique of pouring and dripping paint was called action painting. He later used paint pouring and he began painting with his canvases laid out on the studio floor, and he developed what was later called his drip technique. He used hardened brushes, sticks and he was able to achieve a more immediate means of creating art, the paint now literally flowing from his chosen tool onto the canvas.

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“My painting does not come from the easel. I prefer to tack the unstretched canvas to the hard wall or the floor. I need the resistance of a hard surface. On the floor I am more at ease. I feel nearer, more part of the painting, since this way I can walk around it, work from the four sides and literally be in the painting.” Jackson Pollock – My Painting 1956.

See the website below for some interactive Jackson Pollock painting.

http://www.jacksonpollock.org/

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