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Jackson Pollock Web Feature

takes an in-depth look at the life and work of this American original. His drip paintings were the culmination of his synthesis of tradition and modernism. The site examines the artist, his paintings, and his process. (National Gallery of Art)

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Interesting Fact:

A derisive reviewer who nicknamed Pollock "Jack the Dripper" had inadvertently grasped the crux of his pioneering contribution. To achieve the complex and subtle structural interlace that characterizes his mature work, Pollock had indeed dripped, poured, and spattered his pigments across the vast expanse of raw canvas.
Jackson Pollock, 'Orange Head,' 1938-1942, Collection Lee Krasner Pollock, Courtesy Jason McCoy Inc., New York

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