Max Dana - Blog
MD Blog > Jackson Pollock put physics on his palette
In: Art / Design Tags:
By Max DanaShare:

Jackson Pollock put physics on his palette


Last month I read a very interesting article about American artist Jackson Pollock on MSNBC website: according to physicists and mathematicians who conducted a careful analysis of the artwork, Jackson Pollock was an intuitive master of the flow of fluids, relying on the laws of physics to turn his splashes, drips and drizzles into the iconic abstract creations they came to be.

Claude Cernuschi, a professor of art history at Boston College, said in a statement: ‘When Pollock is creating his pieces, he is enlisting gravity as a participant — as a co-conspirator […] He has to understand how pigment is going to behave under the laws of gravity. He has to anticipate what is going to happen and work accordingly. There is both spontaneity and control, just as there is in the improvisation of a jazz musician‘.

Interesting, isn’t it? If you like the work of Pollock just like I do, this way of understanding the work of the artist, governed by the laws of fluid dynamics, offers a new point of view on his creativity even to his most fervent critics… Who would have guessed?






Related Posts

Dior celebrates its 70th anniversary in Paris at Les Arts Décoratifs
NYC-based Cash RFC: Street Art on Truck
Claude Iverné’s photographs at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Martin Wong and other artists at the Whitney Museum
Djerbahood: Street Art in the heart of Erriadh on the Island on Djerba, Tunisia
Pete Fowler ‘The Needle and The Damage Done’
Seen and Banksy collaboration
A gallery of Shigeru Ban architecture
Restoring Jackson Pollock’s ‘Mural’
Jon Burgerman’s mural in Bangkok being coloured in by visitors to the gallery
Copyright ©1994-2017 Max Dana. All rights reserved.