Jackson Pollock is an unrecognizable name in modern art history. It is impossible to not hear about him, learn about him. Pollock was thought-provoking and defines an art movement.
And of course – dripping. While theoretically significant, it was this ground-breaking technique that catapulted him to fame. It may seem simple now, easy, obvious – just like any great idea, it sound simple after it is done.
“The method of painting is the natural growth out of a need. I want to express my feelings rather than illustrate them. Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement…. I can control the flow of paint: there is no accident, just as there is no beginning and no end.”
“[Pollock was] I think by far my most honorable achievement.“
Peggy Guggenheim, Art of This Century 
It is now possible to see a Pollock exhibition at the Peggy Guggenheim in Venice. And considering this year you can also see the 56th edition of the Venice Biennal – it might be a great destination to consider until september.
The exhibition is showing Pollocks work, now restored and also, for the first time, with no protective glass – meaning you will get to see the unique special colors.
What do you think about Pollocks work ? Let us know in the comments below! And remember to check out our website to learn more about portuguese contemporary art – or better yet: pay us a visit in Lisbon, Oporto or Algarve.