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Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you.
Quotation of Jackson Pollock
Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you. There was a reviewer a while back who wrote that my pictures didn't have any beginning or any end. He didn't mean it as a compliment, but it was.
Quotation of Jackson Pollock
Bums are the well-to-do of this day. They didn't have as far to fall.
Quotation of Jackson Pollock
Every good painter paints what he is.
Quotation of Jackson Pollock
He drove his kind of realism at me so hard I bounced right into nonobjective painting.
Quotation of Jackson Pollock
I continue to get further away from the usual painter's tools such as easel, palette, brushes, etc.
Quotation of Jackson Pollock
I don't work from drawings. I don't make sketches and drawings and color sketches into a final painting.
Quotation of Jackson Pollock
I hardly ever stretch the canvas before painting.
Quotation of Jackson Pollock
I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own.
Quotation of Jackson Pollock
I prefer sticks, trowels, knives and dripping fluid paint or a heavy impasto with sand, broken glass or other foreign matter added.
Quotation of Jackson Pollock
I'm very representational some of the time, and a little all of the time. But when you're painting out of your unconscious, figures are bound to emerge.
Quotation of Jackson Pollock
It doesn't make much difference how the paint is put on as long as something has been said. Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement.
Quotation of Jackson Pollock
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.
Quotation of Jackson Pollock
My painting does not come from the easel.
Quotation of Jackson Pollock
My paintings do not have a center, but depend on the same amount of interest throughout.
Quotation of Jackson Pollock
New needs need new techniques. And the modern artists have found new ways and new means of making their statements... the modern painter cannot express this age, the airplane, the atom bomb, the radio, in the old forms of the Renaissance or of any other past culture.
Quotation of Jackson Pollock
On the floor I am more at ease. I feel nearer, more part of the painting, since this way I can walk around it, work from the four sides and literally be in the painting.
Quotation of Jackson Pollock
Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.
Quotation of Jackson Pollock
The modern artist is working with space and time, and expressing his feelings rather than illustrating.
Quotation of Jackson Pollock
The modern artist... is working and expressing an inner world - in other words - expressing the energy, the motion, and other inner forces.
Quotation of Jackson Pollock
The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through.
Quotation of Jackson Pollock
The strangeness will wear off and I think we will discover the deeper meanings in modern art.
Quotation of Jackson Pollock
Today painters do not have to go to a subject matter outside of themselves. Most modern painters work from a different source. They work from within.
Quotation of Jackson Pollock
When I am in my painting, I'm not aware of what I'm doing.
Quotation of Jackson Pollock
When I am painting I have a general notion as to what I am about. I can control the flow of paint: there is no accident.
Quotation of Jackson Pollock
When I say artist I mean the man who is building things - creating molding the earth - whether it be the plains of the west - or the iron ore of Penn. It's all a big game of construction - some with a brush - some with a shovel - some choose a pen.
Quotation of Jackson Pollock
When I'm painting, I'm not aware of what I'm doing. It's only after a get acquainted period that I see what I've been about. I've no fears about making changes for the painting has a life of its own.
Quotation of Jackson Pollock