Monday, March 21, 2011
The picture above is called Number 1 by Jackson Pollock. It was painted in 1950 using the medium enamel and aluminum paint on canvas. I personally do not understand this painting at all. The many random directions of colors are intriguing but I do not understand how he gained such fame from these paintings. They supposedly tell a story however I do not see it. I feel it would be fun to create one of these but I don't see how much talent is involved. It appears the paint is just randomly splattered about with little thought. Although this is probably not true it is how I feel when I view his artwork.