JACKSON POLLOCK 1912 -1956
As history of modern art developed, the induvidual personalities of artists were reflected more and more clearly in their work. That was particularly the case with the American Abstract Expressionist Jackson Pollock’s gestural paintings. Using the technique of “action painting” – From the beginning of Jackson Pollock’s short but unusuel career, he worked with various techniques, such as pencil, ink, watercolor, gouache, and collage – Pollock made the canvas his field of action
His artistic breakthrough Finally came in 1947 with his abstract “drip paintings.” In these he abandoned traditional figurative representation and furthermore moved away from standard painting and drawing equipment and traditional techniques. He dripped, sprayed, poured, or hurled the various paints directly from the tube at the canvas. These new techniques made him famous, and a real inspiration for future artists.
Jackson Pollock, Number 1A, 1948, oil and enamel on canvas.
Jackson Pollock, Number 32, 1950, Enamel on canvas
Jackson Pollock, Cathedral, 1947, enamel and aluminium paint on canvas
Jackson Pollock, Number 8, 1949, Oil, enamel, and aluminum paint on canvas