The Best Jackson Pollock quotes

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Jackson Pollock was born on January 28, 1912. He died tragically when he slammed his car into a tree in 1956. His work is often described as abstract expressionism and can be seen at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The quotes compilation of Jackson Pollock will not only explore his life but also look at how he came to create what became known as the drip paintings that influenced modern art for years to come and still does today.

Here are the strongest Paintings sentences from Jackson Pollock.

Discover the most interesting Making, Statement, Work, Painting Paintings quotes from Jackson Pollock, and much more.

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About Jackson Pollock

birth of the author

Born:
January 28, 1912

death of the author

Died:
August 11, 1956

education of the author

Education:
Art Students League Of New York

knownfor of the author

Known For:
Painting

movement of the author

Movement:
Abstract Expressionism

JACKSON POLLOCK QUOTES ON PAINTING

Painting is no problem. The problem is what to do when you’re not painting. — Jackson Pollock

My painting does not come from the easel. — Jackson Pollock

When I am in my painting, I’m not aware of what I’m doing. — Jackson Pollock

Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you. — Jackson Pollock

painting is no problem the problem is what to do when you re not painting Jackson Pollock quote

Something in me knows where I’m going, and–well, painting is a state of being. … Painting is self–discovery. Every good artist paints what he is. — Jackson Pollock

He drove his kind of realism at me so hard I bounced right into nonobjective painting. — Jackson Pollock

I hardly ever stretch the canvas before painting. — Jackson Pollock

My paintings do not have a center, but depend on the same amount of interest throughout. — Jackson Pollock

The process is only a means to an end–creating the painting I want. It doesn’t mean anything itself. It’s only a way of creating a result. — Jackson Pollock

my painting does not come from the easel Jackson Pollock quote

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. — 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. — 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. — 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

If people would just look at the paintings, I don’t think they would have any trouble enjoying them. It’s like looking at a bed of flowers, you don’t tear your hair out over what it means. — Jackson Pollock

when i am in my painting i m not aware of what i m doing Jackson Pollock quote

Art is coming face to face with yourself. — Jackson Pollock

JACKSON POLLOCK QUOTES REGARDING WORK

Most modern painters work from a different source. They work from within. — Jackson Pollock

A man’s life is his work; his work is his life. — Jackson Pollock

My concern is with the rhythms of nature I work inside out, like nature. — 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. — Jackson Pollock

most modern painters work from a different source they work from within Jackson Pollock quote

I don’t work from drawings. I don’t make sketches and drawings and color sketches into a final painting. — Jackson Pollock

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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. — Jackson Pollock

I don’t work from drawings and colour sketches into a final painting. Painting, I think, today–the more immediate, the more direct–the greater the possibilities of making a direct–of making a statement. — Jackson Pollock

JACKSON POLLOCK QUOTES ON MAKING

How do you know when you’re finished making love? — Jackson Pollock

In response to the question, ‘How do you know when you’re finished?’ Pollock replied, ‘How do you know when you’re finished making love? — Jackson Pollock

how do you know when you re finished making love Jackson Pollock quote

My opinion is that new needs need new techniques. And the modern artists have found new ways and new means of making their statements. — 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

I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own. — Jackson Pollock

JACKSON POLLOCK QUOTES ON STATEMENT

Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement. — 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

technique is just a means of arriving at a statement Jackson Pollock quote

A method of painting is a 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. — Jackson Pollock

A real friend is someone you say a sentence to and they know ten thousand words behind that sentence. — Jackson Pollock

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