Until you have stood in a room with one of the great Pollock canvases and experienced it dwarf everything else hung in that room - not by its size, but through its expression - you cannot begin to understand the magnitude of what Pollock did in his art…
Jackson Pollock: Number 3, 1949: Tiger - Oil, enamel, metallic enamel, and cigarette fragment on canvas mounted on fiberboard (Hirshhorn)
Happy birthday Jackson Pollock! The pioneering Abstract Expressionist painter was born on this day in 1912, in Wyoming.
After moving to New York City in 1930, he spent the next two decades creating Figural, Landscape, and Abstract paintings.
In 1947, Pollock began to experiment with pouring paint directly from the can onto canvases placed on the floor. Sometimes, he used the assistance of sticks and other non-traditional materials, a technique with which he would become permanently identified.
This on the radar = at least another day before I quit.