Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Is He The Greatest Living Painter?

Hi everyone! I'm posting a youtube of Jackson Pollock painting in honor of his birthday. I'll be back tomorrow with a post about Ted Haggard (yes, someone called and told me to watch Oprah). His documentary, The Trials of Ted Haggard, airs on HBO tomorrow night.

Michelle's Spell of the Day
"Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you. There was a reviewer a while back who wrote that my pictures didn't have any beginning or any end. He didn't mean it as a compliment, but it was." Jackson Pollock

Cocktail Hour
Drinking children's book suggestion: Action Jackson

Benedictions and Maledictions
Happy Wednesday!


Scott said...


Hey Lady, hope you're having a good week!

the walking man said...

Not a fan of Pollock or much abstraction for that matter. But *shrug* it too has it's place in the pantheon. Although I do like the statement you quoted of his...explains a lot towards understanding his thinking towards his art.

laughingwolf said...

i'm with mark on this...

here, create yer own:

Charles Gramlich said...

I've always said that if I wanted an original Pollock I'd paint one myself. He can talk all he wants but it's not that difficult.

That said, I do like abstractions that suggest things, and Pollock's paintings can be dramatic in color and layers. But these drip paintings are just too easy to do.

Laura Benedict said...

What a good quote.

Heff said...

Not that I'm complaining, but I think the auto-focus on your camera is out of whack. Ok, actually I AM complaining, lol.

Lana Gramlich said...

The thing I like about the term "abstract" is that it can turn a completely botched painting back into "art." *L*