Jackson Pollock had created his first " drip" painting in 1947, the product of a radical new approach to paint handling. During his lifetime, Pollock enjoyed considerable fame and notoriety, a major artist of his generation. Regarded as reclusive, he had a volatile personality, and struggled with alcoholism for most of his life. In 1945, he married the artist Lee Krasner, who became an important influence on his career and on his legacy.
Jackson Pollock | Lucifer, 1947. I'm not a Pollock fan, but I once again appreciate how it speaks of the culture of the time (to this day). It's the commentary on culture--of its randomness and meaninglessness--which I do not share that causes me not to be a fan (but, once again, appreciative in a historical sense).