What do you think of Jackson Pollock?

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  1. dusty

    dusty Senior member

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    Or at least his more abstract work? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    I think in the absence of Western reaction against Socialist Realism it may have passed with far less fanfare.
     


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    About the same I think about Mark Rothko: utter and purely overrated crap that isn't worth the canvass it's painted on.

    Jon.
     


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    Maybe I need some context or I'm just an idiot, but it's mostly pointless to me. The squiggles in the third and last ones are kind of interesting - the former is perhaps making fun of Leroy Nieman (which I would support) and the latter would be good as a decorative piece, though I can't imagine it "meaning" anything.
     


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    It is so good to see you finally coming out of your shell Jon. [​IMG]
     


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    It is so good to see you finally coming out of your shell Jon. [​IMG]

    I know, after all these years of showing my restraint on the forum, I finally had to speak up! [​IMG]

    Jon.
     


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    It's always interesting how strong the reactions are, even 50+ years after the whole movement.
     


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    Maybe I need some context or I'm just an idiot, but it's mostly pointless to me. The squiggles in the third and last ones are kind of interesting - the former is perhaps making fun of Leroy Nieman (which I would support) and the latter would be good as a decorative piece, though I can't imagine it "meaning" anything.

    You've never heard a so called "˜art expert' have you? They can droll on for hours about the meaning of the squiggly lines. Like it has some great pretext that the rest of us "˜mere mortals' couldn't possibility begin to understand. As if a Pollock in ANY WAY can compare to say a Rembrandt or a Caravaggio.

    Jon.
     


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    You've never heard a so called "˜art expert' have you? They can droll on for hours about the meaning of the squiggly lines. Like it has some great pretext that the rest of us "˜mere mortals' couldn't possibility begin to understand. As if a Pollock in ANY WAY can compare to say a Rembrandt or a Caravaggio.

    Jon.


    You'll also note that these "art experts" do not denigrate Rembrandt or Caravaggio.
     


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    You'll also note that these "art experts" do not denigrate Rembrandt or Caravaggio.

    Because you can't. It's like a "˜car expert' trying to denigrate a MB 540K Spezial Roadster.

    Plus, just because they do not speak ill of the two old masters I mentioned, it doesn't mean they speak well of them either.

    Jon.
     


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    First is good...the rest are boring.
     


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    i think it's fantastic
    i don't pay attention to what any expert says about anything
    the lines don't have to have any meaning whatsoever, to me at least, it's simply an experiment in colour or technique or mediums that have a result that i like

    it if moves me in some way or i find it pleasing, that's all that matters to me

    the deutsche guggenheim had an interesting pollock/krasner exhibit two years ago and it was interesting to see how his latter works mirrored those of his wife, lee krasner, earlier in her career so if anything, she likely had an influence on his change in style

    and on rothko, visit the tate modern and stand in the rothko room, the one of all his works for the four season's hotel in nyc that were never used, it's quite impressive

    but art is so subjective ......
     


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    Looks a lot like what my father's painting, these days.
     


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    Looks a lot like what my father's painting, these days.

    I don't know what that means.

    Jon.
     


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    Neither does he.
     


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