Each week will have a theme or a question that relates to the course content. Every student will contribute one blog post per week, due by 11:59 pm on the Monday night before class. Your posts should include images, a short text, and your name.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Form and Style post
This is a Pollock painting but it is not one of his famous drip paintings. This 2-D oil on canvas painting is an abstract style because color is played with and shapes are recurring throughout the piece. It's composition is not exactly symmetrical but it does have a lot of recurring brushstrokes that make the appearance of waves in the theme. I believe it is nonrepresentational art because figures are seen in it. So, he had a purpose in creating the work and it it not without an artistic direction. The content of the piece is what the viewer makes of it. I see flowers, but Pollock named the piece Ocean Greyness and he said that the circular things are eyes. To me the eyes are flowers and the piece says "life is a balance of light and shadow, good and bad, (flowers and water)". To others, the piece may say something else. -AnnMarie Pollock