Jackson Pollock Essay
“When I am in my painting, I’m not aware of what I’m doing. Itis
only after a sort of “get acquainted” period that I seewhatIhavebeen
about. I have no fears about making changes,destroyingtheimage,etc.,
because the painting has a life of its own. I try to letitcomethrough.
It is only when I lose contact with the painting that the result is amess.
Otherwise there is pure harmony, an easy give andtake,andthepainting
Jackson Pollock was a revolutionary artist of his times. His visionof
painting brought a revolution in the world of art.InthispaperIwill
delve into the life of the great artist and throw light on hisachievements
as perceived through the society. Pollock’s work is highly distinctivefrom
other artists of histimesduetothetechniquedescribedas action
paintings’. His critics describe his work ofartasthedistributionof
color and shapes that create undifferentiated symmetry making hispaintings
sadistic, with emphasis on strong emotional disorientation that waspresent
in his turbulent lifestyle. Though his work was chaotictoothersofthe
same genre the paintings were masterpieces of precision.
Jackson Pollock was born on 28 January 1912, in Cody, Wyoming, to his
parents LeRoy McCoy Pollock and Stella McClure Pollock. The family
relocated to Arizona and later California when Pollock was less than a year
old.His paintings contain childhood memories of seeing his father work as
a surveyor and on road crews at the Grand Canyon and in the Southwest.
Pollock, Precisely, his work is greatly influenced by the picturesque
His interest in developing his passion into a career was fostered
while attending Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles.Charles and
Sanford, his siblings, were also budding artists. In 1930 Pollock moved to
the east coast and began to attend Benton’s class at the Lea…