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.

Peggy Guggenheim and Jackson Pollock in front of the mural

Peggy Guggenheim and Jackson Pollock in front of the mural

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.

Pollock

Pollock

“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.”

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“[Pollock was] I think by far my most honorable achievement.“

Peggy Guggenheim, Art of This Century [1979]

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.

Guggenheim Venice

Guggenheim Venice

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.


 

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