25 Oct 2012

Jackson Pollock’s Poetry of the Self

“Painting is a state-of-being….Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.” Jackson Pollock (1912-56)1

Like hundreds of artists since the early Renaissance, and probably from even before then,  the true meaning of Jackson Pollock’s paintings is not made...

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30 Jan 2011

Note on Style

Style, the traditional method of classifying art, is rarely mentioned on this site because it has little effect on interpretation. Mark Roskill, the late art historian, wrote in his book The Interpretation of Pictures:

Discussion[s] of style provide measures of constancy in artistic...

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