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  1. Jun 2021
    1. Then, scale. Pollock's choice of enormous canvases served many purposes, chief of which for our discussion is that his mural-scale paintings ceased to become paintings and became environments.

      Pollock wanted to create a world for his audience within an artwork and merge his paintings and audiences, which also makes a kind of separateness when people look at his works, reminding me of Barnett Newman. It is very interesting to learn more about some artists’ concepts, and I also noticed that his unique creation method of "drip painting" is very free and unfettered, which represents his unique artistic style.

    2. I hazard the guess that Pollock may have vaguely sensed this but was unable, because of illness or for other reasons, to do anything about it.

      Pollock’s experience made me remind a great female artist, Frida, who fight with disease and pain for her lifelong; I think she is also a modernism artist who would put all of her pain into her artwork and express the reality of her life; she was in a car accident, which made her lose her fertility and became permanently disabled; Furthermore, she has to spend the rest of her life in great pain and the infidelity of the husband. I believe the most beautiful part of art is presenting humans’ unique ideas and experiences to others without words. Below is one of her artwork called Sarah's dog.

    3. I think, implicit in the work before he died. It was this bizarre implication that was so moving.

      In my opinion, Jackson Pollock's fate is tragic, but unfortunate artists’ lives always seem to be admirable. In many cases, the artist and his work are combined; The struggles and pains in his life also made him and his works. For those who knew Jackson Pollock, the tragic significance that his broken life brought to his work made it all the more appealing. Thus, I wonder why do so many great artists have such a short life?