Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Jackson Pollock

Google is out with another doodle , commemorating the birth anniversary of an influential painter
"Jackson Pollock" . The doodle is as much self explanatory and a 'careful' gazing will reveal the word "Google".
About the painter read the following and you may have an idea about him

A dripping wet canvas covered the entire floor. . . . There was complete silence. . . . Pollock looked at the painting. Then, unexpectedly, he picked up can and paint brush and started to move around the canvas. It was as if he suddenly realized the painting was not finished. His movements, slow at first, gradually became faster and more dance like as he flung black, white, and rust colored paint onto the canvas. He completely forgot that Lee and I were there; he did not seem to hear the click of the camera shutter. . . My photography session lasted as long as he kept painting, perhaps half an hour. In all that time, Pollock did not stop. How could one keep up this level of activity? Finally, he said 'This is it.'
Pollock’s finest paintings… reveal that his all-over line does not give rise to positive or negative areas: we are not made to feel that one part of the canvas demands to be read as figure, whether abstract or representational, against another part of the canvas read as ground. There is not inside or outside to Pollock’s line or the space through which it moves…. Pollock has managed to free line not only from its function of representing objects in the world, but also from its task of describing or bounding shapes or figures, whether abstract or representational, on the surface of the canvas.(Karmel 132)

Here are some paintings of the artist

An eye soother

The Most famous "Male And Female"
The Galaxy

The spring is here!

The Artist at work
Well Here's my name tag in a Jackson Pollock style
Nice time finding my name!~~
Want the same thing just scroll down the page or leap to
THis Site


Quicksilver said...

Awesome post!

How did you get the splatter widget on your post? I whiled away more than 45min with that thing.

pawan said...

@quicksilver Thanx!
well that is some nooby stuff
i got it from
if u've mozilla firefox then go to page info>media>embed>save as >Done!

the downloaded file will be an swf and can be opened with internet explorer

Manmeet Singh said...

really awesome post and seriously, I haven't seen something like this before.

and yes that swf part was really great.

aps_in_luv said...

whoa. i wasted away so much time on the widget. good work.

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