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post #16 of 249
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Hahaha To Mr. Pollock's credit, he did have some far less abstract works
post #17 of 249
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Neither does he.

Gotcha. I thought that's what you meant, but I wanted to be sure.

Jon.
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Or at least his more abstract work?










Roughly the same opinion I have of much of Boulez's music.

koji
post #19 of 249
That first one is misleading.
post #20 of 249
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deleted cause I'm stupid and can't even tell paint from MS Paint
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Yeah I can see that. It's one of the few I like though.

Did you make it yourself?
post #22 of 249
Wallpaper, at times attractive, at times not. The man had the right supporters in the right places. Comparing it to anything but itself is a waste of time, I prefer Hofmann or others to get my abstract fix. Along with Warhol's, Pollock's imitators are some of the most annoying and terrible out there. Rothko is very relaxing, sometimes, and the little Rothko rooms and chapels set up at places like the Phillips Collection and in Houstion are lovely, meditative places. But still, wallpaper. I do not call these men great artists. http://www.jacksonpollock.org/
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I think in the absence of Western reaction against Socialist Realism it may have passed with far less fanfare.

But, it's a lot of paint for your money!

I like some of his works, he is very suitable for interior decorating.
post #24 of 249
Is this a general bashing of abstract art as a whole or simply Pollock?

I personally love Pollock - although much more in real life than in photos. All I can see when I'm in front of a Pollock is energy, on canvas
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Is this a general bashing of abstract art as a whole or simply Pollock?

I personally love Pollock - although much more in real life than in photos. All I can see when I'm in front of a Pollock is energy, on canvas

That's true, the impact of his work is certainly more apparent in person (and withdraw the Boulez comment).

koji
post #26 of 249
Pollock's life was just as fascinating (but much more tragic) as his art, IMO. He was a raging alcoholic who sobered up for 5 years and turned out most of his art in that short time. He lived in East Hampton, where he was largely supported by the insanely wealthy Alfonso Ossorio and his gay lover, Ted Dragon. They owned the Creeks, one of the nicest estates in the Hamptons to this day (IMO). Pollock's demons burst out all at once and he started drinking again, I think in the late 50's? His death is tragic...he was extremely drunk and driving to The Creeks one night when he flew off the road at 90 MPH; he was thrown from the car and went head first into a tree like a javelin. His head literally split in two. His mistress survived the crash, but some other woman they were with died. in case you were wondering why I know such gruesome details, I'm reading a book on the history of the Hamptons.
post #27 of 249
Given the input by exiled surrealists, Pollock's solution was inevitable.
I prefer Rothko. Gorky escapes me.
I like Reinhardt's ideas.
post #28 of 249
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NOTE: I have edited out the first painting, as Labelking has brought to my attention that it is not a real Pollock. Let this be a lesson against reckless Google Image Searching!

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First is good...the rest are boring.

As a sidenote: this philistine can't even point out an obviously fake Pollock
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Pollock's life was just as fascinating (but much more tragic) as his art, IMO. He was a raging alcoholic who sobered up for 5 years and turned out most of his art in that short time. He lived in East Hampton, where he was largely supported by the insanely wealthy Alfonso Ossorio and his gay lover, Ted Dragon. They owned the Creeks, one of the nicest estates in the Hamptons to this day (IMO). Pollock's demons burst out all at once and he started drinking again, I think in the late 50's? His death is tragic...he was extremely drunk and driving to The Creeks one night when he flew off the road at 90 MPH; he was thrown from the car and went head first into a tree like a javelin. His head literally split in two. His mistress survived the crash, but some other woman they were with died. in case you were wondering why I know such gruesome details, I'm reading a book on the history of the Hamptons.
.. yeh, but what kind of car was he driving?
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Is this a general bashing of abstract art as a whole or simply Pollock? I personally love Pollock - although much more in real life than in photos. All I can see when I'm in front of a Pollock is energy, on canvas
+1 You can't appreciate until you see it live.
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