The King Of American Painting Is Created – Jackson Pollock (1912 – 1956)

Posted: January 31, 2018 in Uncategorized

JP CG 1949

Number 1 1948 Pollock

Number 1 (1948)


Lavender Mist (1950)


Blue Poles (1952)

  1. Ben Battistone says:

    I thought it was interesting how he said that technique was just a means of arriving at a statement. Much of the time, art like this is undervalued because it is easy to emulate, but Pollock shows a little of what is going on behind the scenes with that quote. Each painting is definitely unique and almost overwhelming to someone who is not trained in how to navigate it. This is where Greenberg comes in, interpreting and judging the art for us.

    • I think what you say is true. Here, again, we see Greenberg agreeing that an artist’s work is great, though for reasons which evade the artist’s awareness. For Greenberg, Pollocks does make an important statement. But it’s not the statement that Pollock imagines. It’s essential to recognize that Greenberg is concerned not with content, but rather form.

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