Saturday, March 21, 2015

No. 5, 1948 - Jackson Pollock

We just learned about the painting Little Dancer of Fourteen Years - by Edgar Degas.

Another famous work of art is No. 5, 1948 by American Painter Jackson Pollock.

This painting used something called drip painting which meant the painters canvas was on the ground and he used liquid paint to drip onto the canvas. Sometimes he would try and drip lines.

The painting is very different from some other styles because it's not a simple picture of people, it's kind of a bunch of wild and crazy lines and curves all over the place.
This is a style called abstract expressionism, and it mostly means that the painting shows a lot of energy and feeling but usually isn't just a picture of something.

(from: wikipedia - no. 5, 1948)

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