Friday, July 22, 2011

Pollock at the AGO 2


I thought I should show one of the more typical 'drip' paintings by Jackson Pollock - "Number 1A, 1948". This one was one of the first of these paintings and was done just as he stopped giving titles to his work. Not only were the paintings 'free' but the viewer was also free to make their own interpretation of the pieces. At almost 9 ft long it is quite impressive!
Tomorrow - Mark Rothko.

15 comments:

LĂșcia said...

You chose a great painting!
Very cool shot, it's amazing how you always find something red! ;-)

Paul in Powell River said...

Nice - I like the viewer in the pic, that makes it a better snap.

Sharon said...

The viewer seems to be really studying the painting. Personally, I like the one you had yesterday better but, that's just me.

Anonymous said...

almost 9' wow! i had forgotten how large many of his paintings are. i have always loved this one of his. i also had the chance to see this show and found it amazing. thanks for your choice of photographs so far and i look forward to seeing what you have chosen for us of mark rothko! also loved your pic of the art galleries main staircase - so many choices of angles to pick from. really works well. thanks.

Alan said...

Definitely worth the extra post, Pat. I love this shot.

EG Wow said...

Having the viewer in this pic helps show how big this painting is. Cool.

Madge said...

Not particularly my cup of tea, but I do like the movement in it...

Kate said...

Pollock certainly was an innovative artist, but also a very disturbed man. His brother was also an interesting artist, but very different technique.

Montreal Photo Daily said...

This is a well planned capture, RedPat!! I really like the smack of red added to Pollock's work. He would have approved. :))

Michael Rowland said...

Thanks for showing this exhibit , enjoy the weekend,,,M

Randy said...

I love it. I hope there's more.

Jack said...

Excellent, Redpat. The man at the left frames the picture and adds some interest. Good work.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I would be doing exactly what this chap is doing, love Pollock's work. Nice work Red!

Mo said...

I love that you have someone studying the painting.

Regina K said...

I enjoy seeing these Pollack paintings.