Jackson Pollock met another artist whom he would marry, named Lee Krasner, and they exhibited their art. The years between 1948 and 1952 were when most of the paint- ings known as his “drip” abstract paintings were accomplished. Pollock experimented with using lines and throwing streams of paint from buckets to create lines on canvas that failed to become shapes. Those lines intersected and still remained lines. The idea was to play with his own subconscious feelings. His art may still be difficult for some individuals to understand today unless they realize that art can be an expression of a time and place and that in art lines and colors can be used to create art for the sake of lines and colors (Gilbert and McCarter 53). Where is one place you could go to see his art presently? Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) For example name a museum location. 6. Write information that you find interesting & important about the artist named Katsushika Hokusai. Include information in a short paragraph, which includes When and where he lived and what type of work he did. Katsushika Hokusai 1760–1849 The name Hokusai means “star of the northern constellation.” Hokusai was born in 1760 in Edo, now called Tokyo, Japan. He supposedly had fifty names and lived in ninety houses over the course of his life. He never opened the packet of money he received after his first book of sketches were published, and he was considered an “odd sort of fellow,” for he seemed not to care about money. He is remembered today in Japan as one of the great- est artists ever to have made prints. Hokusai was a very versatile artist, spontaneous and creative, and was both a painter and a printmaker. He was a master craftsman at his art and knew how to use the tools that were essential for the difficult techniques he used to make his woodcuts. It is said whenever his rent came due, he refused to open the money packet he had earned and was then thrown out. After 5
finding another place to live, he would work a while and then be forced to move again—and again. Hokusai did not believe in mate- rial things and seemed to care little about money, content to be a great, if eccentric, artist (Gilbert and McCarter 216). 7.What type of work did you notice that Vincent Van Gogh painted?
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