So, is this art?

Jackson Pollock(1912-1956) was an American Artist with one of the most unique artist because of the way he painted. He really didn’t paint objects, he painted…well, take a look. This is Autumn Rhythm

Autumn Rhythm by Jackson Pollock

Autumn Rhythm by Jackson Pollock

So, here’s an example of what Elizabeth Gilbert was saying. He redefined a whole art movement with his ideas of paints, “dripping” and “pouring” techniques. And in the end, he was a heavy drinker, struggled with depression, and ultimately died in a car crash, under the influence of alcohol.
So? Brilliant guy, painter extroidinaire, and major personality and addiction struggles. People expected a lot out of him and he changed his style as time went on, from dripping to darker panes…anyway, all in all, he spent time exploring his craft.
I admire that. Trying new things, even when the world says “You’re all good. You’re the best.”  We can always try new things.

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2 Responses to So, is this art?

  1. Jenn Rabbin says:

    While I never understood Pollock’s art, I can appreciate what you are saying. We should all be open to new ideas and understandings of the way the world works. If we aren’t, we can never truely live to our full potential. Pollack, by exploring different elements, tried to live up to the potential of his craft. Though it seems that it killed him as a result. Let’s try to stay away from the whole dying thing. Hehe. But definitly try new things

  2. Julieo says:

    This kind of looks like a picture Gracie colored the other day. Hmmm.

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