Jackson Pollock, Donald Wigal
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Jackson Pollock

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Born in 1912, in a small town in Wyoming, Jackson Pollock embodied the American dream as the country found itself confronted with the realities of a modern era replacing the fading nineteenth century. Pollock left home in search of fame and fortune in New York City. Thanks to the Federal Art Project he quickly won acclaim, and after the Second World War became the biggest art celebrity in America. For De Kooning, Pollock was the “icebreaker”. For Max Ernst and Masson, Pollock was a fellow member of the European Surrealist movement. And for Motherwell, Pollock was a legitimate candidate for the status of the Master of the American School. During the many upheavals in his life in Nez York in the 1950s and 60s, Pollock lost his bearings – success had simply come too fast and too easily. It was during this period that he turned to alcohol and disintegrated his marriage to Lee Krasner. His life ended like that of 50s film icon James Dean behind the wheel of his Oldsmobile, after a night of drinking.
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2006
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katoshi
katoshihas quoted5 months ago
Many of the events in Pollock’s life and much of his radically new art proved to be mystically profane and ugly, yet awesome.
Catherine Annie Tate
Catherine Annie Tatehas quoted7 months ago
. Untitled (Self-portrait), 1931-1935.

2. T.P.’s Boat in Menemsha Pond, c.1934.

3. Going West, 1934-1935.

4. Untitled (Woman), c.1935-1938.

5. Untitled (Naked Man with a Knife), c.1938-1940.

6. The Moon Woman, 1942.

7. The Mad Moon Woman, 1941.

8. The She-Wolf, 1943.

9. Pasiphaë, c.1943.

10. The Moon-Woman Cuts the Circle, c.1943.

11. Stenographic Figure, c.1942.

12. Blue (Moby Dick), c.1943.

13. Mural, 1943-1944.

14. Gothic, 1944.

15. Number 3, 1949: Tiger, 1949.

16. Full Fathom Five, 1947.
Дина Кравченко
Дина Кравченкоhas quoted2 years ago
He said, “Being an artist is life itself,” adding, “and when I say artist, I don’t mean it in a narrow sense of the word – but the man who is building things – creating, molding the earth.”
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