Jackson Pollock

Harrison, Helen A.

This volume provides invaluable insight into the life and work of Jackson Pollock, one of the commanding figures of the Abstract Expressionist movement
The pioneering drip technique of Jackson Pollock (1912–1956) introduced the notion of Action Painting, where the canvas became the space with which the artist would actively engage.

Reminiscent of the Surrealist notions of the subconscious and automatic painting, Pollock’s abstract works cemented his reputation as the most critically championed proponent of Abstract Expressionism. His visceral engagement with emotions, thoughts and other intangibles gives his abstract imagery extraordinary immediacy, while his skilful use of fluid pigment, applied with dance-like movements and sweeping gestures that seldom actually touched the surface, broke decisively with tradition. At first sight, Pollock’s vigorous method appears to create chaotic labyrinths, but upon close inspection his strong rhythmic structures become evident, revealing a fascinating complexity and deeper significance. Far from being calculated to shock, Pollock’s liquid medium was crucial to his pictorial aims. It proved the ideal vehicle for the mercurial content that he sought to communicate ‘energy and motion made visible – memories arrested in space.’

Editorial: Phaidon
Colección: Focus
Categoría: Artes, ciencias y humanidades
Tema: Arte, arquitectura y fotografía
Clasificación Dewey: 759.13 - Pintura. Estados Unidos.
Clasificación BISAC ART016030 (Arte / Artistas Individuales / Monografías)
Clasificación BIC AGB (Artistas, monografías sobre el arte)
ISBN: 9780714861500
Páginas: 144
Año: 2014
Formato / Peso: 17.9 x 25.2 x 1.8 (cm) / 608 (gramos)
Precio: $450.00 MX / $23.00 USD
Derechos de venta para: Hispanoamérica (excepto Puerto Rico)
Etiquetas: Jackson Pollock; arte; artistas; action painting; abstraccionismo; expresionismo abstracto; Helen A. Harrison

Sistema de clasificación Melvil Dewey DGME


   Jackson Pollock / Helen A. Harrison. -- London : Phaidon, 2014.

146 p. : fot. col. ; 26 x 18 x 2 cm. -- (Phaidon focus)


ISBN 978-0-7148-6150-0

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Jackson Pollock