Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock

Book - 2012
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Presents the life and a critique of the Abstract Expressionist painter, describing his tumultuous personal history, his revolutionary drip paintings, and the influence that his work had in propelling American art to prominence in the post-World War II period.
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, c2012.
ISBN: 9780300192506
Branch Call Number: 759.13 TOYNTON
Characteristics: xv, 143 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Pollock, Jackson 1912-1956.


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Jan 08, 2018

This is a clearly written and well paced little biography of the almost crazy artist: he never could paint finely (that is, with detail and precision), he couldn't even clip his own toenails. The few images are black and white; there are too few of them. I was surprised to learn that he painted virtually nothing in the last three years of his life, but in 1950, he completed a whopping fifty paintings. The tenor of the book is towards one of aggrandizement, with relatively little about criticism and commentary on the works.


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