Jackson Pollock: Lights, Camera, Paint

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"Tecnhique is a just a mean of arriving at a statement" - Jackson Pollock

I was very happy to have found the video below. In 1951, Hans Namuth shot a film of Jackson Pollock painting and showing his new "drip" technique. It's amazing to see him paint through glass. (Plus his paint-covered shoes are very cool.)

The making of this film also appears in a fictionalized form, in Ed Harris' movie Pollock. In the movie we can also see what happened afterwards. It is said that the making of Namuth's film took its toll in Pollock and might have led him back to alcoholism.

Image via Wikipedia, video via Open Culture.

What do you think of Pollock's technique? Do you like his paintings?

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  1. Wow! What a great video. Thank you so much for sharing :)

  2. It's pretty amazing, isn't it? I'm glad you liked it! xx


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