Sunday, June 26, 2011

An icon of abstract painting...

Jackson Pollock, American painter and the icon of abstract painting who broke the conventional way of painting known for his own techniques and said to change American art by using liquid paint and drip it into the canvass on the ground and not from the easel.

"My painting does not come from the easel. I prefer to tack the unstretched canvas to the hard wall or the floor. I need the resistance of a hard surface. On the floor I am more at ease. I feel nearer, more part of the painting, since this way I can walk around it, work from the four sides and literally be in the painting."

He died in a car crash with his convertible and said to be under the influence of alcohol.

Source: Wikipedia

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