[Epub] ↠ Jackson Pollock Author Gregory White Smith – Thomashillier.co.uk

Jackson Pollock Based On Family Letters And Documents, Lengthy Interviews With His Widow, Lee Krasner, As Well As His Psychologists And Psychoanalysts, This Book Explodes The Myths Surrounding His Death In 1956 12 Color And 175 Black And White Photos And Reproductions.


10 thoughts on “Jackson Pollock

  1. says:

    One of the best artist biographies I ve ever read What can I say I love sullen, abusive, self hating, inarticulate, drunken visionaries who, despite their many personality flaws, changed the course of modern art forever It just goes to show that good connections and lucky break...


  2. says:

    I ve always liked Jackson Pollock s paintings but never really knew that much about him personally Well, OK, I knew he was an angry drunk a nice guy when sober I knew he had major fame after a Life Magazine article about him I knew most of his work I even knew he died in a car accident But this book follows his entire life with heavy detail and it gives you great insight into both his psyche AND art ideas His work is a lotthan just dripping paint on canvas I read this book as I ve always liked Jackson Pollock s paintings but never really knew that much about him personally Well, OK, I knew he was an angry drunk a nice guy when sober I knew he had major fame after a Life Magazine article a...


  3. says:

    If you want to know everything there is to know about Jackson Pollock, I highly recommend this book The movie was based on this book Pollock s life was researched extensively for this book and there is muchdetail than I had wanted, but it s over 800 pages, so what did I expect It s a fascinating, engrossing read of a complex, troubled man I recently saw one of his large paintings at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and it s amazing Well written, incredible book about an amazing American If you want to know everythi...


  4. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here SPOILER ALERT This book has a fascinating wealth of information on both Pollack and American art history in general Why not five stars.well.throughout the entire book the authors continue to assume and ascribe things such as thoughts, motivations, and actions to Pollack that are clear assumptions on their parts Examples of this include defining...


  5. says:

    This is a very good and well researched biography of an extraordinary man and artist Pollock was notorious for reticence in expressing himself in words, other than short cryptic utterances, because they never seemed to say the full truth, although he could talk clearly and simply about art when he was comfortable with doing so He was a man in a great deal of pain, and experienced the world in ways that cut him off from others the authors suggest that he saw the world in a flashing ever changi This is a very good and well researched biography of an extraordinary man and artist Pollock was notorious for reticence in expressing himself in words, other than short cryptic utterances, because they never seemed to say the full truth, although he could talk clearly and simply about art when he was comfortable with doing so He was a man in a great deal of pain, and experienced the world in ways that cut him off from others the authors suggest that he saw the world in a flashing ever changing and somewhat threatening yet beautiful flux that was better suited to express in his use of fluid paint than intraditional media He was also a classic artist maudit, alcoholic, trouble maker, given to immense rages, and strangely sweet and charismatic moods, insecure about his masculinity, strangely boyish in his immaturity.The problem with artist biographies is that there is a tendency to explain every aspect...


  6. says:

    This brilliant biography is about muchthan just the life of Jackson Pollock although that s a sufficiently worthy subject in its own right It also touches on the complex relationship between art and art criticism, particularly Clement Greenberg and how pushed and prodded Pollock into the art hero he so desperately wanted to write about It s also about families, the great depression, socialism, surrealism, the shift of the intellectual and cultural center of gravity from Paris to NYC, L This brilliant biography is about muchthan just the life of Jackson Pollock although that s a sufficiently worthy subject in its own right It also touches on the complex relationship between art and art criticism, particularly Clement Greenberg and how pushed and prodded Pollock into the art hero he so desperately wanted to write about It s also about families, the great depression, socialism, surrealism, the shift of the intellectual and cultural cent...


  7. says:

    I got so wrapped up in this book, it was like reading fiction I had such emotion, anger and sympathy, mostly anger, for Jackson and Lee Highly recommended if you want to knowabout Pollock and or modern art I just wish there was a final chapter that recapped his life, commented on hi...


  8. says:

    A very well written and thoroughly researched biography of a bewilderingly self destructive artist The authors did a great job of putting Pollock in the context of 20th century American painting It s a door stopper of a book but worth the effort.


  9. says:

    The best thing about working at the Smithsonian getting to read this for about 2 hours a day on the train The definitive Pollock biography.


  10. says:

    I am not a fan of his paintings, but this was an interesting book I wanted to read this to see if I could understand his paintings Nope It is something in his mind There were some parallels with their Van Gogh biography family problems, belief the family should fund him to paint, psychological problems and the failure to profit from his paintings while he was alive I liked the Van Gogh bioIt feltinteresting I think there was a point where I grew tired of Pollock s alcoholic i I am not a fan of his paintings, but this was an interesting book I wanted to read this to see if I could understand his paintings Nope It is something in his mind There were some parallels with their Van Gogh biography family pr...


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