Enchanted Forest, Oil on canvas, He believed that art derived from the unconscious, saw himself as the essential subject of his painting, and judged his work and that of others on its inherent authenticity of personal expression. His style caused a critical controversy, and his use of painting for total personal expression-known as abstract expressionism-was widely imitated by later generations of artists. Pollock has found when to enter these stage sets and when to step back. In the following years his style became more boldly abstract still, and he produced works like Shimmering Substance Characteristic paintings from this period include Bird c.
Number 18, 1950 by Jackson Pollock
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November 22 , — May 1 , Jackson Pollock's influence on his wife's, Lee Krasner's, artwork is often discussed by art historians. National Gallery of Art U. Posthumous critical opinion and biographical scholarship, strongly influenced by Greenberg and postmodernist theory, has tended largely to emphasize the formal elements of his work and his affinities with European art movements and artists; to exploit his drinking and alleged homosexuality; and to make unwarranted claims concerning his social identity as a renegade artist or pawn of the psychoanalytic community.
In , a traveling museum exhibition of the paintings was mounted and was accompanied by a comprehensive book, Pollock Matters , written by Ellen G. These works show Pollock attempting to find a balance between abstraction and depictions of the figure. It was in that No. Reynold's News in a headline said, "This is not art—it's a joke in bad taste.