Essay about Artists Work from Their Own Experiences

1057 WordsAug 14, 20115 Pages
Artists work from their own experiences, imaginings, feelings and psychological experiences * Jackson Pollock * Picasso * Jeff Koons The personal experiences of the artists consisting of the subjective and psychological happenings create thoughts and imaginings which are all combined to fuel the art-making process. Artists harness their personal and psychological experiences, imaginings and feelings to engender their artwork. Jackson Pollock, Picasso and Jeff Koons are artists that use their experience to form their art. Jackson Pollock led a life of fame and notoriety produced by a life of hardships, hard work and bad habits. He was an American Abstract Expressionist who defied every rule of harmony and good taste in…show more content…
His marriage with Lee Krasner marked a new period of creativity. In 1957 Pollock abandoned all recognizable elements in his pictures and committed himself to abstraction. This new style caused him to use anything and everything, using sprinkled sand or broken glass to create a textured effect. He called this style ‘alloverness’ and stated “I want to express my feelings rather than illustrate them”. Critics began to call his art “action painting” characterized by the spontaneity which was also a new movement in Abstract Expressionism. Pollock privately was struggling with alcoholism and his fame and attention he was getting was too much causing him to fall into depression and drink constantly. 1950 to 1953 he began a series of works known as Black Paintings which moved away from colour and reintroduced figurative elements. This new style was unsuccessful which in turn made him return to his all over style. He died still in depression and in a car accident under the influence of Alcohol implying that alcohol was a big part of Pollock’s adult life. Pollock’s works such as ‘Cathedral’ was born from unadulterated and passionate subjectivity formed with complex threads of pigment that were aggressively sprayed on canvas showing a plethora of pattern and movement. The work’s vivacity, strong and aggressive behavior is clear reflection of Pollock’s own life. Pablo Picasso had an innate skill
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