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 the landscape of America's West where the artist grew up. Pollock said that he painted 'out of his consciousness': 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.Series writer Catherine Ingram brings her extensive knowledge to the book, while specially commissioned illustrations by New York-based illustrator Peter Arkle vividly portray the text.
Publisher: London : Laurence King Publishing Ltd., 2014.
ISBN: 9781780673462
Branch Call Number: 759.1 POL 2014
Characteristics: 80 pages : colour illustrations
Additional Contributors: Arkle, Peter


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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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