Artist of the Week: Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock. The artist some argue was more brilliant than Picasso or Dali. The genius of the twenty first century.

Controversial?

Perhaps.

I am by no means an art critic, so I’ll just say that I admire his paintings for their bizarre complexity. Colors influence emotions, or so psychologists claim. And having so many colors, all fighting to be noticed, is undoubtedly a way to make people feel something.

What does that make you feel?

What do you make of it?

What does it mean?

To each of us, art means something different. It affects us differently.

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8 thoughts on “Artist of the Week: Jackson Pollock

  1. I don’t understand abstract art, but Jackson Pollock has long been a favorite of mine. Thanks for sharing his work. His life was tragic, but his art will live on always.

  2. All that noise and randomness makes one want to filter out a message. It actually irritates me a bit. It is like walking into a room buzzing with a hundred conversations and not being able to understand a single one. Sensory overload in a bad way.

  3. Some of his paintings I could stare at for hours. Others not so much. Like all art, to me anyways……it’s spiritual language the intellect ultimately doesn’t speak. Even the Great Masters who are easily brought into the realm of intellect are way beyond conversations of the mind. For me ….. all art in all mediums of expression…..are conversations of our souls. Very personal and subjective. It either speaks to our hearts or doesn’t. Period. And sometimes he truly captures me. Couldn’t begin to say why! Thank You, Cristian. Cheers and Happy New Year!!! 🙂

    1. Yes. I think that art is difficult to analyze in a rational manner. Though this does not stop us from trying. There is no the greatest artist, writer, painter ever… or the greatest painting.

      Some were geniuses, and it is unfair to compare them… Dali, Picasso, Pollock…

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