I was wondering what you all thought of learning designs pertaining to English language teaching? What are the ways in which you design your lessons to achieve better learning in your students?Continue
Pollock produced a number of paintings in the 1940s and 50s, pioneering his now-famous style. He would tack a large piece of canvas on the floor of his old shed, preferring the solid feeling of the earth to an easel. The brush would never touch the canvas, Pollock would simply move around the painting pouring and dripping colors as he saw fit. A photographer once watched Pollock produce a painting. Over the half-hour session he describes being entranced
by the playful focus of the painter. He moved like a dance, poured paint here and there, and then suddenly stood back and said "This is it."
To quote Pollock on what he experienced while he painted:
When I am in my painting, I'm not aware of what I'm doing. I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through.
It is only when I lose contact with the painting that the result is a mess. Otherwise there is pure harmony, an easy give and take, and the painting comes out well.
Jackson Pollock Game
Click on link to play full screen, or move your mouse over the box below and see what happens. Hint: Click mouse to change color; hit space bar to erase canvas and start over!
I always thought of Jackson Pollock standing and throwing paint at his canvas. But this is a picture of the artist at work. Makes more sense this way- no drips!
The problem with viewing paintings online is we can't tell its texture and size, and much of the power in the painting is lost. Someday we will fix this problem and have great art online. Until then, I hope you can make it to an art museum- the trip, if only for one painting that moves you and stops you at the same time, is worth the trip!