Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tavi and Jackson Pollock

Tavi in front of a Jackson Pollock as seen on her site.

Pollock worked for the Federal Art Project and was a pioneer of Abstract Expressionism in the late thirties/early forties. Pollock's artwork is significant in that it represents the actual work that Pollock put into his paintings, moving about them and dripping paint, arguably representing the work of a middle class individual. His paintings were a result of physical movement and the image of Pollock labouring over his art could not be separated from his work.
In an article on Time Magazine online, Richard Lacayo explains:
"Pollock? He was America's first painterpop star, the drunken angel of an emerging hipster culture in search of new routes to those old American goals, the instinctive and the transcendent."
For a bio on Pollock click  here.

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