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Unformatted text preview: Pollock is the hot American painter after the war Lee Krasner • Married Pollock • How is she going to make a reputation for herself when she is seen as Mrs. Jackson Pollock • Partnerships are not necessarily equal • Wanted to be seen as someone other than Pollock’s wife o Social dynamic, she’s a woman, he’s a man • Abstract paintings are not, as one would think, gender neutral • Blue square o Interpretation of a still life o Evocation of objects, not a literal rendering of them o Work with a shared vocabulary, all painting the same still life, work out problems collectively o Hoffman says “this was so good, you would not know it was painted by a woman” Suggests that good painting is by men Suggests that in order for it to be good, it has to be devoid of any signs that a “she” painted it • 1941 meets Pollock, 1942 move into his studio together o Changes her way of painting o 1942-7 work in a similar mode as Pollock o Nude, 1947 Has a title that is evocative of something...
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This note was uploaded on 05/17/2008 for the course HISTORY 11 taught by Professor Muller during the Fall '07 term at Berkeley.
- Fall '07