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This is Pollock

This is Pollock

Laurence King Publishing

By Catherine Ingram, Illustrations by Peter Arkle


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In 1956 Time magazine referred to Pollock as Jack the Dripper". His iconic paintings stretch out with the generosity and scale of America's Western landscape where the artist grew up. Pollock said that he painted "out of his conscious": the cathartic dribbled paint reflected his troubled mind.

This book traces Pollock's career and discusses how his loose, individual style was used as a political weapon in the Cold War, representing America as the free, democratic nation. Illustrations simplify the theory and reveal the hidden meaning behind the mesh of painted lines.

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Size: 7 x 9 in;
Pages: 80 pp;
Format: Hardcover
Publication: May 2014
ISBN: 9781780673462
Catherine Ingram is a freelance art historian. She obtained a First Class Honours degree at Glasgow University, where she was a Honeyman scholar. After an MA in 19th-century art at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Catherine became a graduate scholar at Trinity College, Oxford. After finishing her D.Phil, she was made a Prize Fellow at Magdalen College, Oxford. Catherine has taught on the MA course at Christie's and lectured at Imperial College, teaching art history to undergraduate scientists.

A native of Scotland, Peter Arkle lives and works in New York. He creates illustrations for books, magazines, and ads for a wide range of clients, including Amnesty International, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Guardian, and Esquire.

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