Jackson Pollock

'Drip and Splash' Style- Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock was an influential American artist who was born in Cody, Wyoming in 1912. Pollock went to New York City to further his career in art. One thing that Pollock believed in is that art should be a way to express your feelings. These types of artists are known as Expressionists. Although Jackson Pollock was killed in a car crash at the age of 44, he left his mark in the art world.

Number 1, 1950

Jackson Pollock originally called this picture Number 1, 1950. He would name his paintings numbers rather than names because they were not pictures of other things. Pollocks friend ,Clement Greenberg, suggested that he call the painting Lavender Mist. The way the hazy effect and the way the touches of grey,blue, and pink in the painting let's the audience think about lavender flowers.

This video demonstrates how a class of students use splatter paint,which is  the technique that Jackson Pollock

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