What do you think of Jackson Pollock?

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    I normally stay out of these threads, as they get under my skin. But I thought it was time someone posted some real art:

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    Actually, if either one of those had a big breasted naked woman riding on a dragon, they'd take the cake.[​IMG]
     
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    I think has been said about jazz as well.[​IMG]


    But jazz is lyrical and musical. Pollock just seems random.
     
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    But jazz is lyrical and musical. Pollock just seems random.

    Seems indeed. As random as the method is, I believe he controlled it to a degree that he made visually interesting works. There was an article in Popular Science or something comparing his paintings to his imitators and to the natural patterns of bare tree branches dense against the night sky, and things of that sense. He was closer to the naturally random beauty than to the imitation.
     
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    IMO he's quite the opposite, rather deliberate in fact. I make the association with jazz because I see improvisation in Pollock's work.
    much like jazz, working with a given structure.
     
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    Actually, if either one of those had a big breasted naked woman riding on a dragon, they'd take the cake.[​IMG]

    Would a big breasted naked woman riding a sabretoothed tiger do?

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    Seems indeed. As random as the method is, I believe he controlled it to a degree that he made visually interesting works. There was an article in Popular Science or something comparing his paintings to his imitators and to the natural patterns of bare tree branches dense against the night sky, and things of that sense. He was closer to the naturally random beauty than to the imitation.

    I don't think Pollock would care for this characterization.
     
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    Would a big breasted naked woman riding a sabretoothed tiger do?

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    yes actually, I love Frazetta...I learned to draw from his comics[​IMG]
    or maybe it was just a teenager enamored with the cleavage...[​IMG]
     
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    IMO he's quite the opposite, rather deliberate in fact. I make the association with jazz because I see improvisation in Pollock's work.
    much like jazz, working with a given structure.


    Reminds me of an old interview I watched in which a famous jazz player was asked to opine on Miles Davis. The interviewer commented that everything Davis played sounded like scrambled eggs. The jazz player smiled, took a long drag from his cigarette, contemplated the statement, and said, "yeah, but it's how he scrambles his eggs".

    I personally don't like modern art, but I can appreciate that Pollock is utilizing a vocabulary of some sort that makes his work look intentional. I can't necessarily apply that to many of the other abstract works I have seen, but I may simply lack the eye for this genre. There is a concurrent thread discussing minimalism, but that is a style that I really do not have an appreciation for on any level. Whatever. Chacun à son goût.
     
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    I normally stay out of these threads, as they get under my skin. But I thought it was time someone posted some real art:

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    There's a painting being sold on eBay now as a Bob Ross original. Starting bid is $2,000. I'd love to own it, if only to see the reaction from different people.
     
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    There's a painting being sold on eBay now as a Bob Ross original. Starting bid is $2,000. I'd love to own it, if only to see the reaction from different people.

    That would be sheer kitsch.
     
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    Pollock = Clem and Clem does not bode well with Kitsch.
     
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    Pollock = Clem and Clem does not bode well with Kitsch.

    But what if it were avant-garde kitsch?
     
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