“When I’m painting, I’m not aware of what I’m doing. It’s only after a get acquainted period that I see what I’ve been about. I’ve no fears about making changes for the painting has a life of its own”.
Jackson Pollock. 1912-1956
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Photo thanks to Tony Vaccaro/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
1st painting: Number 5. by Jackson Pollock. 1948. 4×8′. Oil on fiberboard.
2nd. Number 1. by Jackson Pollock. 1949. 5’3″x8’6″. Enamel and aluminum paint on canvas.
3rd. Convergence. by Jackson Pollock. 1952. 93.5″x155″. Oil on canvas.
“… putting down what I felt in terms of some overall image at the moment today, and perhaps being terribly disappointed with it tomorrow… trying to make it better and then despairing and destroying partially or wholly… getting back into it and just kind of frantically trying to pull something into this rectangle that made sense to me…”
(Richard Diebenkorn. 1922-1993. American)
Credits: All images thanks to Wikipedia.
Photo of Diebenkorn, 1986.
Cityscape 1. 1963. oil on canvas. 60×50″.
Ocean Park No.129. oil on canvas. 1984.
Ocean Park No.67. oil on canvas. 1973. 100×80″.