Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Jackson Pollock does Brighton Pier - sort of...

Did you know its Jackson Pollock's birthday today?

An influential American painter and a major force in the abstract expressionist movement, Pollock was famous for developing what became known as the "drip" technique, which resulted in a lifetime of striking paintings of maelstroms of sinewy and splattered colours.

Regarded as one of the most important American artists of his day and dubbed 'Jack the Dripper' by Time Magazine, Pollock was famous for his very 'immediate' creation of paintings, using his whole body.

So, how difficult can it be we thought! Well, quite actually. We had a go with Brighton Pier as a backdrop and thought, hmm, maybe we should leave it to the experts after all...

If you want to find out more about Jackson Pollock or want to buy prints of his work, (which are a little bit better than ours!), check out Artrepublic in Brighton who offer a fascinating online biography of Jackson Pollock as well as a range of Pollock prints to buy online or via their shop in Bond Street, Brighton.


1 comment:

VisitBrighton: said...

I'm glad you told me you had done the picture otherwise I'd have thought it was an original Pollock ;)

Also for fans of Jackson Pollock the Brighton Museum & Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibiton called American Scene: Prints from Hopper to Pollock which, as you can probably guess, will include a variety of work from American artists including Jackson Pollock.

The exhibition will be at the museum from 2 May - 31 August 2009