Jackson Pollock Number 1, 1949.

Image:  © 2012 Artists Rights Society Number 1, 1949 (Jackson Pollock)

 

 

 

 

Wednesday morning with Jackson.

 

        © Lucia Saldarriaga Photo
 
 
 
 
Ingredients:
1/2 cup (quick) cooked oats
1/4 cup frozen blueberries (thawed)
1/2 banana (chopped)
1 heaping spoonful honey
1 pinch cinnamon (optional)
 1/4 cup frozen raspberries (thawed + juice)
Prepare oats (according to package). Arrange oats, banana, blueberries & raspberries in white bowl, stir passionately.  Using spoon, splash raspberry juice & honey (wildly across bowl). Dress with cinnamon. Savour.

 

For contemporary art aficionados, Jackson Pollock is quintessentially radical. While he achieved an incredible amount of fame and popularity in the 1940s (and still remains a legend among artists and art collectors alike), he truly paved a path of exalted freedom that distinguishes his Abstract Expressionist works from other artists.  He favored working from above his stretched canvases, often laying them out onto the floor so he wouldn’t feel constrained by a canvas propped up on an easel or wall. His work is distinguishable by a “drip and splash” technique that never (for the most part) focused tightly on one area, dimension or object on the canvas. According to Pollock, “The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through” .

His voice, freedom, passion and craft still ring loud and clear today. 
*Cheers from the Atelier