Jackson Pollock reproduction oil painting

Jackson Pollock paintings reproduction

Pollock, biography of Jackson

One of the leading exponents of abstract expressionism, in particular the style known as Action Painting. After considerable stylistic experimentation, around 1947 he created a revolutionary "drip painting" technique that became his trademark.

Born in Cody, Wyoming, Jackson Pollock relocated to New York City in 1930 to work with the American artist Thomas Hart Benton at the Art Students League. Jackson Pollock 's early oil paintings, realistic depictions of life in America, clearly represent the influence of Benton. When his career advanced, Jackson Pollock dismissed the representational subject matter of his father, but maintained Benton 's focus on rhythmic, fluid composition. Jackson Pollock was also seen in New York by Mexican mural painters Jose Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Their experimental techniques, their large scale and the use of industrial paintings had a profound influence on Pollock 's work.

The Surrealism movement was another important influence on Jackson Pollock, whose theories about the importance of the unconscious to artistic expression aligned with his own experience.

He married the painter Lee Krasner in 1945 After moving to a larger studio on Long Island in 1947, Jackson Pollock started to build his signature large-scale abstractions. He laid the canvas on the concrete, hit it from all sides, and poured paint directly onto it. His new method stemmed partly from his interest in Native American sand paintings, which were created on the ground with sand of various colors and let loose by hand. Typical of this period, Autumn Rhythm (1950, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City) is clearly abstract, since it makes no direct reference to the outside world.

While his dripping technique remained unchanged, Jackson Pollock returned to figuration in 1951. In Portrait and Dream (1953, Dallas Museum of Art, Texas), for example, the overlapping streams of black paint on the left side of the canvas are entirely abstract, but on the right side these black lines shape a woman's head, which Jackson Pollock then filled with patches of red , yellow, purple, and white. In the last years of his career, he was less successful and died in an automobile accident in 1956.

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