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Jackson Pollack – Lavender Mist #1

November 18, 2009

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Jackson Pollack‘s “Lavender Mist #1” (1950)

Current Location: National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

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Pollock observed Indian sandpainting demonstrations in the 1940s. Other influences on his dripping technique include the Mexican muralists and Surrealist automatism. Pollock denied “the accident”; he usually had an idea of how he wanted a particular piece to appear. His technique combined the movement of his body, over which he had control, the viscous flow of paint, the force of gravity, and the absorption of paint into the canvas. It was a mixture of controllable and uncontrollable factors. Flinging, dripping, pouring, and spattering, he would move energetically around the canvas, almost as if in a dance, and would not stop until he saw what he wanted to see.

Mini-image –>Lavender Mist #1

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Raphael Poplock permalink
    November 18, 2009 9:03 am


  2. Marky Mark permalink
    November 18, 2009 8:37 pm

    maybe an alcoholic fifth grader could make it

  3. November 18, 2009 9:47 pm

    Ummm, amazing…I bet Pollack’s rolling in his grave. {Is that inappropriate??}

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