Tag Archives: Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock, Detail of Number 1, 1949, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Photo by rocor via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic License.

Happy Birthday Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock Abstract Expressionist Painter Paul Jackson Pollock was born on January 28th, 1912 in Cody, Wyoming to Stella May and LeRoy Pollock, a farmer and land surveyor. In 1930, Jackson Pollock and his brother Charles moved to New York City to take … Continue reading

Jan Vermeer, The Milkmaid, c. 1660, oil on canvas, 17.9” x 16.1”, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Photo by jimmiehomeschoolmom via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License.

Take Five: Why Forgers Succeed

By now, you may have heard about Pei-Shen Qian, the Chinese artist living in Queens, NY who forged over 60 paintings by Abstract Expressionist artists such as Mark Rothko, Franz Kline and Jackson Pollock.  An art dealer from Long Island, … Continue reading

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Just a Second: Fractal Analysis

Fractal Analysis (noun) A type of mathematical analysis that finds patterns and translates it to a set of numbers with a particular mean and standard deviation. About a decade ago, physicists used fractal analysis to examine paintings by Jackson Pollock … Continue reading

Thomas Hart Benton, The Ballad of the Jealous Lover of Lone Green Valley, 1934, oil and tempera on canvas, 41.3

Just a Second: Regionalism

Regionalism (noun) A school of American artists who focused upon specific regions of the United States in an effort to celebrate ordinary Americans and their regional culture. In his painting The Ballad of the Jealous Lover of Lone Green Valley, … Continue reading