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Jackson Pollock`s Action Painting

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Transcript of Jackson Pollock`s Action Painting

The life and art of Jackson Pollock Action Painting is:

- direct, instinctual and highly dynamic

- free from aesthetic and traditional values

- the use of unconventional material
and techniques The development of Action Painting Action Painting Action Painting as Therapy Case Example Action Painting for Social Work Thank you for your attention

Tack för ert intresse

Vielen Dank für eure Aufmerksamkeit 1912 1956 1947 1945 1940 1922 1927 1938 1952 - birth of Jackson Pollock

- youngest of five sons

- dominant mother, absent father - constant moves

- watched the art of native
americans for the first time - Pollock dropped
school for the first

- first problems with
alcohol and authority - start of
therapy with
Joseph L.
Henderson - Pollock had to change
his psychiatrist

- New psychiatrist: Dr.
Violet Staub de Laszlo - Pollock married Lee Krasner

- moved from New York to Long Island - Pollock created his
first drip painting

- wished success did
not fulfill him
either - aborted the therapy

- tried a new
start - Jackson Pollock
died on
as he drove
drunken toward
a tree The Deep, 1953 Source: POLLOCK (Leonhard Emmerling) Source: POLLOCK (Leonhard Emmerling) Source: POLLOCK (Leonhard Emmerling) Source: POLLOCK (Leonhard Emmerling) Source: POLLOCK (Leonhard Emmerling) Source: POLLOCK (Leonhard Emmerling) Source: POLLOCK (Leonhard Emmerling) Self-Portrait (1930/33) Untitled (Women with Skeleton) Untitled (Naked Man with Knife) Mural (1943/44) Cathedral Convergence: Number10 Diagnosis of Jackson Pollock:

- bipolar disorder
- psychoneurosis
- self-destructive tendencies And now:
Action! - people, suffering of
dementia - people with burnout - workshops in companies - family therapy source 1 References:

EMMERLING, L. "POLLOCK" Köln: Taschen GmbH

LÄNGLE, B. "Jedes Bild berührt meine Seele" Eschborn: Klotz GmbH

ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA. [no date] "Action Painting" [online]. [Accessed 22.11.2012]. Available from: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/4477/Action-painting

Source 0:

Source 1:
http://www.tomzilker.de/wp-content/themes/amplify/scripts/timthumb.php?src=/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/head_demenz_2400px-8305.jpg&h=213&w=600&zc=1 (Accessed: 22.11.2012)

Source 2:
http://www.malanders-werkstatt.de/images/werkstatt_erwachsene_eindruck6.jpg (Accessed: 22.11.2012)

Source 3:
http://blog.sander-apotheken.de/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Burnout1.jpg (Accessed: 22.11.2012)

Source 4:
http://blog.museum-goch.de/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/action-painting-2011-8- (Accessed: 22.11.2012) source 2 source 3 source 4 creating the painting: analyzing the painting: - 46 year old, dynamic male
- divorced, married a second time
- learn about himself and his behavior
in relationships four steps of the therapeutical process: 1. imagination
2. creating the painting
3.analyzing the painting
4. finding a title - activating the unconscious by
physical movements
- own room between paint, canvas
and artist
- shaping alone is not therapy - relationship between
patient and therapist
- verbal and visual
- search of associations - abstract expressionism began in the late 1940`s

- focused on subjectivity, spontaneity of expression and
non-objective shape

- action painting: art of Native Americans (sand-paintings)

- drip painting: Francis Picabia dripped ink on paper at
first in 1917

- Max Ernst also did it in 1942 and said his painting inspired Pollock source 0 Source "Jedes Bild berührt meine Seele" (Längle,B)
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