The Art Museum Part One: Jackson Pollock’s Number 2, 1949

Despite our somewhat harrowing experience at the art museum last week, I still managed to introduce Jeremiah to several amazing works of some very outstanding artists both famous and not so famous!
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My plan is to share one or two of our magnificent finds every Monday until I have shared them all with you!

Today’s post is devoted to Jackson Pollock’s Number 2,  1949.
Oil, duco, and aluminum paint on canvas.

Jackson Pollock was born in 1912. He is considered a pioneer in Abstract Expressionism. Because of his painting style he acquired the nickname, “Jack the Dripper!” Tragically, Pollock who was an alcoholic, passed away in 1956 at age 44 in a car accident.

Pollock’s  Number 5, 1948 was at  $150 million dollars the most costly painting ever sold, until 2011 when Paul Cezanne’s, The Card Players sold for $250 million.

Jackson Pollock imagined his canvas as a field of activity. He placed his canvas on the floor and moved around it constantly, making choices to balance the rhythms of color and movement. His paintings represent both the activity of painting as well as his deep personal feelings. (information taken from museum plaque.)

You can learn more about Jackson Pollock and view more of his work here and
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You can view a short video about Pollock and his work here.

An article about Jackson Pollock in, Art Conservator, a bulletin of the Williamstown Art Conservation Center can be read here!   {{BE FORE WARNED,  THERE IS A NUDE OF A WOMAN IN THIS ARTICLE, IF THAT SHOULD BOTHER YOU}}

Erica at Confessions of a Homeschooler has a great post about Jackson Pollock and a unit study available Here!

What do you think of this Painting?  Do you like Pollock’s  “drip” style of painting?  Do you like his color choices?

 

Jeremiah in awe of Jackson Pollock's Number 2, 1949
Jeremiah in awe of Jackson Pollock’s Number 2, 1949

A close up shot of a tiny section of Number 2, 1949.
A close up shot of a tiny section of Number 2, 1949.

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2 Replies to “The Art Museum Part One: Jackson Pollock’s Number 2, 1949

    1. Jackson Pollock was an artist in the 40’s. I don’t have any for sale, but his work is very expensive. This is just my review of seeing it at the museum. Thanks for stopping by1

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