Monday, April 16, 2012
Jackson Pollock Note
I had bought this used book at Rhino Records in Claremont and is basically a collection of images from the Smithsonian Archives of American Art about "Artists In Their Studios". Jackson Pollock's basic message is that technique is a result of a certain needs amongst practicing artists. For some reason, I do find this statement very representative of that way he practiced his art. Innovation, in many areas of everyday life, is typically a result of a need to solve a particular problem or in the case of art, the need to make a statement. Several key words jump out that define Pollock the artist as we know from his brief life -- total control, organic intensity, human needs, acceptance.