This Is Pollock

This Is Pollock

Book - 2014
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In 1956 Time magazine referred to Pollock as "Jack the Dripper". His iconic paintings stretch out with the generosity and scale of America's Western landscape where the artist grew up. Pollock said that he painted "out of his conscious": the cathartic dribbled paint reflected his troubled mind.

This book traces Pollock's career and discusses how his loose, individual style was used as a political weapon in the Cold War, representing America as the free, democratic nation. Illustrations simplify the theory and reveal the hidden meaning behind the mesh of painted lines.

This title is appropriate for ages 14 and up
Publisher: London : Laurence King Publishing Ltd., 2014
ISBN: 9781780673462
Branch Call Number: 759.1 P7653i 2014
Characteristics: 80 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Arkle, Peter
Alternative Title: Pollock


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Aug 23, 2016

Mainly a brief biography, with a little bit from his first thirty years or so, and then mostly about the final eight years of his life. Rather bland; few images; little criticism and interpretation.


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