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Monday Muse: Pollock Inspired Living Room

Jackson Pollock, was an American abstract painter in the first half of the 20th century. His works were controversial, critics debating its merits, and cultivated a divided camp of those who loved or hated his work. But what he did achieve, in my opinion of what art should do, is raise the emotions of the audience regardless of whether that emotion is ire.

His style can be fairly described as frenetic or chaotic, spurred on by his painting techniques. Pollock was not the conventional artist putting brush to canvas, rather preferring to place his canvases flat on the floor and adding paint by dripping or flinging it across the surface.

The piece I selected today is known as Number 18. Despite the freneticism of this piece, the colours itself are muted that creates a wonderful counter-balance. I also believe that Pollock’s work is so iconic that even though it was an experimental abstract style, it still speaks strongly associating itself to mid-century modern. That is why I thought this piece would compliment a minimalist mid-century modern decor style. To strictly oppose the chaotic feeling of the painting, I chose items with extremely clean and sharp lines in colours that draw out those found in the painting. This, I hope, would provide a sense of serenity to the inhabitant despite what the painting on its own would evoke.Screen shot 2013-10-12 at 9.04.02 PM

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This entry was posted on October 14, 2013 by in Decor, Lifestyle, Monday Muse and tagged , , , , .
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