Talk:Jackson Pollock

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  • what materials did the artist use, and is there a reason why
    • there are now many quotes which answer this question. Benfo 12:02, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

  • I arranged the quotes on year, from early till recent. Please keep this when you add. Benfo 12:02, 8 April 2009 (UTC)


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  • I continue to get further away from the usual painter's tools such as easel, palette, brushes, etc. I prefer sticks, trowels, knives and dripping fluid paint or a heavy impasto with sand, broken glass or other foreign matter added.
  • Is this a painting?
    • Comment when viewing one of his works
  • Painting is my whole life...
  • Something in me knows where I'm going, and — well, painting is a state of being.
    • Variant: * Painting is a state of being... self-discovery... every good artist paints what he is.
  • Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement.
  • Variant: I prefer to tack the canvas to the floor... I can walk around work from the four sides and literally be in the painting... this is akin to the method of the Indians and painters of the West.
  • Variant: I don't work from drawings or colour sketches... I want to express my feelings rather than illustrate them... I can control the flow of paint, there is no accident, just as there is no beginning or no end.