Thursday, July 21, 2011

Pollock at the AGO


I love this painting by Jackson Pollock, titled "Number 7, 1950", from the Ab Ex show at the AGO. It was hard to choose from a whole room of Pollock paintings but the colours and everything else about this one were difficult to resist! The AGO normally doesn't allow photography of any work and it is only this show that is the exception to that rule - not sure why.

14 comments:

Michael Rowland said...

kinda weird Pat, I bet his room is a mess,,,M

LĂșcia said...

Normally we can't take pictures of painting in the museums here, but I'm glad to see the same works you've early seen this week. ;-)

Sharon said...

This one is very appealing.

Paul in Powell River said...

Can't say I'm a Pollock fan - that's one of his milder ones.

Halcyon said...

They do allow photography at the MomA. So maybe those rules apply?
I am definitely going to see this show. Thanks for the preview. :)

Jack said...

It is great. Hartford's Wadsworth and Boston's MFA both permit photography anywhere, without a flash, unless specifically prohibited for special exhibitions.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I must say I do like Pollock a lot, it's my style too and you can be very creative with it! Thanks Red for this glimpse into the exhibition. Have a good weekend!

Montreal Photo Daily said...

This is a sedate Pollock. Still nice.

Randy said...

Lucky you I would love to see a Pollack exhibit.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Yay to this exhibit for allowing photos and yay for you for sharing them with all of us. Thank you.

JM said...

Love his work. It's great that photos are allowed there.

EG Wow said...

I enlarged the photo and I'm glad I did. I like the colours too.

Jacob said...

Mostly I dislike this kind of art but I agree with you here. And I've done some photography which looks a bit like Jackson Pollock...I'll post some of that occasionally on our Images blog.

Nice they let you take pics. I'll look forward to seeing more of them.

Thanx for your nice comment on The Villages DP!

Birdman said...

Like Pollock... the painter and fish(sp?).