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1 Jackson Pollock Jennifer Uzzolino

2 (Contents) Early Life Schooling Later in Life PainterTechnique Legacy Key Terms

3 Early Life Born in Wyoming Raised in Arizona and California Father was a surveyor --- moved a lot  Reason why he loved nature  Abandoned family (tough childhood)

4 Schooling Manual Arts High School in LA Art Students League  Thomas Hart Benton and New York Studied Old Master and mural paintings Participated in group exhibition  Caught attention of Peggy Guggenhein Patron and introduced work to audience Solo exhibition and contract

5 Later in Life Struggled with alcoholism all his life  Jungian analyst --- encouraged him to create drawings  Pictures = outpourings of his own mind Died in a alcohol related car accident in 1956

6 Painter The Springs on East Hampton, Long Island The Springs Created large scale artworkartwork  Praised and dismissed at same time  Periods of just black paint when struggling with alcohol  Used colors again



9 Technique Action painting Dripping technique Fractals  Mathematical concept  Randomly dripping paint onto a canvas – truly complex process  “Continuous dynamic” technique patterns similar to those in nature  So complex --- tell fake from authentic  Dating --- changes in dimensions show evolution in style

10 Influences Influenced by:  **Native American sand artsand art  Thomas Hart Benton Rural American subject matter shaped Pollock’s work Rhythmic use of paint and fierce independence  Pablo Picasso  Joan Miró


12 Legacy Cubism, Surrealism, and Impressionism Balletic moves around canvas - performance art Famous symbol of the alienated modern artist Memorial exhibition at Museum of Modern Art in NY


14 Key Terms Abstract art – Art that does not attempt to represent external, recognizable reality but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors, and textures Dripping technique – constant stream of paint splattered onto a large, horizontal canvas. Jungian analysis – psychotherapy offers the individual a setting in which to explore his or her inner world Native American sand art – art of pouring colored sands, powdered pigments from minerals or crystals, and pigments from other natural or synthetic sources onto a surface to make a fixed, or unfixed sand painting

15 Quotes "When I am painting I have a general notion as to what I am about. I can control the flow of paint: there is no accident.“ "Every good artist paints what he is." "The strangeness will wear off and I think we will discover the deeper meanings in modern art.“ "When I'm painting, I'm not aware of what I'm doing. It's only after a get acquainted period that I see what I've been about. I've no fears about making changes for the painting has a life of its own."

16 Multiple Choice What was Pollock’s painting technique called? a) Spilling b) Dripping c) Dusting d) Random e) Splatter What was the greatest influence on his artwork? a) Other artists b) Nature c) His parents d) Native American sand art e) Performance shows

17 Multiple Choice Pollock’s career took off in … a) California b) New Jersey c) New York d) Arizona e) Wyoming Jackson Pollock went to … a) The Springs University b) Art Students League c) Manual Arts High School d) Modern Art High School e) Both b and c

18 Multiple Choice This artist specialized in what type of art? a) Abstract b) Portrait c) Landscape d) Sculpture e) None of the above

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