Jackson Pollock (American 1912-1956)

Jackson Crouching over a Painting

This post on Pollock has almost as many pictures of him painting in his studio then actual paintings. I think his work has to be appreciated close up because it is all about texture, layering and colors. They way he paints is an important aspect of his style because he broke conventions about what a painting is supposed to be and was harshly criticized for it. I like to see the progression of how his paintings changed and what eventually held his focus was the more abstract.

Pollock Painting
Easter Totem

 

 

1950
She Wolf

 

The Motion

Georgia O’Keefe (American 1887 – 1986)

O'Keefe

Georgia O’Keefe has always been my favorite artist because she and I share the same birthday. She captures the essences of those things that seem simple and pure, but are actually complex and common if you only change the way you look at it.

 

Portrait by Steiglitz
Jack in the Pulpit No. 6
From the Lake No. 1
Pelvis with Distance
Blue and Green Music

Georgia O'Keefe

 

“To create one’s own world in any of the arts takes courage.”

-Georgia O’Keefe