Liquid Paint

Artist Jackson Pollock is one of the most famous artists and his work is very recongnizable. His work is very original and he has a unique technique of the way he makes his art work. With using unconventional, non traditional materials Pollock would create paintings. Instead of stretching the canvas and painting on it upright, he would lay the canvas on the ground, unstretched. In the place of using paint brushes, Pollack would use things like sticks, cans with wholes in the bottom so the paint can pour out from the bottom. By using the non traditional materials, according to Pollock, it allowed him to create art that was more immediate. His art was dealing with the controlled versus the uncontrolled. By painting his pieces on the ground he was able to move all around the piece and controll where the paint was going. At the same time he gave up control of where the paint would land by using non tradintioal materials and dripping or throwing the paint on the canvas. In the late 40’s and early 50’s Pollock’s work was becoming extremely popular. His style was unique and he was at the peek of his career when suddenly his style of painting began to change. Pollock suffered from extreme alcholoism which eventually killed him in 1956 in a single car, accident.

In 2006, Jackson Pollock’s No. 5 1948 became the world’s most expensive painting, selling for $140,000,000. The painting was originally owned by former film and  music producer David Geffen.

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~ by klineb582 on Sunday, March 16, 2008.

One Response to “Liquid Paint”

  1. I love Jackson Pollock. I wasn’t aware that he painted on the floor I always assumed he worked with free standing canvas. Thats interesting.

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