Jackson Pollock’s 100th Birthday

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Jackson Pollack (Jan. 28, 1912-Aug. 11, 1956), the great American Abstract Expressionist painter, celebrated his 100 birthday on January 28, but I’m sorry my post to celebrate his birthday is a little late.  I found this great website where a person can paint his own Jackson Pollock.  Check it out.  It’s lots of fun.  http://jacksonpollock.org.

One of Pollock's Masterpieces at MOMA
"Autumn Rhythm" 1950 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
"Pasiphae" (1943) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (oil on canvas) This was one of his earliest works that made him famous.

When I stand in front of a Pollock, I start to feel energized.  His paintings radiate great energy.  In a way they remind me of rock music, because energy seems to be what each is mostly about.

Photos by Gayle

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