1907 – 1960
Age of Global Conflict

Pollock's One: Number 31, 1950


Jackson Pollock, One: Number 31, 1950, Oil and enamel paint on unprimed canvas, 1950 (MoMA)

Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker, Dr. Beth Harris

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emily schuh (age 6) wrote on Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I like it.

Nicole Arseneault wrote on Wednesday, March 06, 2013

How was Jackson Polock influenced by the time period? (like political/social events)

Stephanie wrote on Saturday, March 09, 2013

I find Pollock's work to be interesting and very deep. The way he suddenly decided to start painting with a freer flowing techinque rather than by using brush strokes is fabulous. The fashion in which he painted seems very random and yet Pollock acted diliberately in his placement of the paint. He thought very hard about what he wanted to see on the canvas and acted accordingly to gain that vision. Its interesting how the narrators of this film say that its has been said that the work didnt become a peice of art until it was lifted of the ground. I hadn't thought about that before and I find it makes me wonder. I wonder as an artist myself how interesting it would be if Pollock thought to display his paintings on the floor, on the same fashion as it was created? I dont mean to just leave it on the floor of the gallery, having people walk all over it but rather to have it placed beneath plexi glass, or something of that fashion. Would we the viewer see the work differently? Would it be valued the same as it had been? Im not specifically looking for an answer to those questions, I just see it as intersting question.

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