37 Total Quotes

Jackson Pollock Quotes

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.
Jackson Pollock
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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.
Jackson Pollock
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Jackson Pollock
Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.
Jackson Pollock
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Jackson Pollock
The modern artist is working with space and time, and expressing his feelings rather than illustrating.
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Jackson Pollock
He drove his kind of realism at me so hard I bounced right into nonobjective painting.
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Jackson Pollock
When I am in a painting, I'm not aware of what I'm doing. It is only after a sort of 'get acquainted' period that I see what I have been about. I have no fears about 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.
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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.
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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.
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Jackson Pollock
The strangeness will wear off and I think we will discover the deeper meanings in modern art.
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Jackson Pollock
The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through.
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Jackson Pollock
It [abstract art] should be enjoyed just as music is enjoyed – after a while you may like it or you may not.
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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.
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Jackson Pollock
My paintings do not have a center, but depend on the same amount of interest throughout.
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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.
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Jackson Pollock
Bums are the well-to-do of this day. They didn't have as far to fall.
Jackson Pollock
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Jackson Pollock
Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you.
Jackson Pollock
#American Artist #Painting

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.
Jackson Pollock
#Painting

Jackson Pollock
What does the painting mean?
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Jackson Pollock
I don't work from drawings. I don't make sketches and drawings and color sketches into a final painting.
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Jackson Pollock
I continue to get further away from the usual painters tools such as easel, palette, brushes, etc. I prefer sticks, trowels, knives and dripping fluid paint or a heavy impasto with sand, broken glass or other foreign matter added.
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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.
Jackson Pollock
#American Artist

Jackson Pollock
I continue to get further away from the usual painter's tools such as easel, palette, brushes, etc.
Jackson Pollock
#American Artist

Jackson Pollock
I hardly ever stretch the canvas before painting.
Jackson Pollock
#American Artist