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Action Jackson Paperback – March 29, 2007
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Early on, modern art broke tradition, broke stereotypes, and set the art world on its heels. Until this time artists tried to capture a realistic experience--people, objects, landscapes--and put them on canvas. The moderns were the first to ignore the boundaries of the canvas. In fact, iconoclasts that they were, they acknowledged the confines of the canvas and its two-dimensional world and started experimenting with new techniques. The Impressionistic painters were the first, then the Post-Impressionistic painters went jumps ahead. Instead of painting broad realistic pictures, they began defying shapes, colors, time.
Jackson Pollock represents one segment of this new modern art, that which is called "action painting," or "spatter painting." This book, "Action Jackson," details Jackson's technique of creating art and making the viewer feel and appreciate his vision and told simply enough for a child to understand.
How did Jackson work? He lay out a huge canvas on the floor of his studio, studied it, then spattered house paint across it--directly from the can, from a stick, a brush. He worked over a series of days to get everything just right.
His vision was to lay out colors and patterns and the intermixing of colors and patterns to create a canvas that spoke of something more cosmic than a bowl of apples. For Jackson the process of painting said as much as the final product.Read more ›
The book contains a biographical section at the end including photos of the painter as a boy.
Reviewed by Mensan Katie, age 6
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I probably enjoyed this more than my six year old son, but it's a good book anyway. Maybe could have made it a little more interesting for a child's imagination but worth buying. Read morePublished 3 months ago by L. Robinson
I read this outloud to 15 classes in my art room in grades 1,2,3. great illustration style, cool repetitive phrase use "Not Jackson"Published 7 months ago by laurie phillips
I'm a middle school art teacher and I used this book to introduce abstract expressionism.
So I have a huge group of 8th graders last period every other day. 24 of them. Read more
I like the mixture of realistic pictures and illustrations. Well done.Published 13 months ago by Elaine
This was an entertaining and informative picture book biography on abstract artist Jackson Pollock. A nice read to share with children of all ages when exposing them to various... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Shelli
What I love about this book besides the great pictures and story is that it is written for a wide age range of readers (6-10). Read morePublished 20 months ago by JD Corrigan
I am an art teacher and my preschoolers and Kindergarteners thoroughly enjoyed this book. Nice facts and great photos. Read morePublished on February 20, 2014 by L. Lathrop