Art Talk: Jackson Pollock and Abstract Expressionism

In 1949, Life magazine ran a feature article about Jackson Pollock that asked this question in the headline: "Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" While some critics said yes, and others said no, one thing is certain: Pollock’s drip paintings, which he made by pouring and hurling paint onto the canvas, altered the landscape of modern art forever. Pollock was part of a larger group of painters known as Abstract Expressionists, painters who filled their canvases with fields of color and abstract forms, who attacked their canvases with vigorous gestural brushstrokes, and who overthrew Paris to become the leaders of modern art, establishing New York as the new capital of the international art world. In addition to Pollock we’ll be looking at paintings by Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Barnett Newman, and other Abstract Expressionists. All will be on a slideshow projection and our discussion will be completely informal, so no prior art knowledge is necessary. If you’d like to join us, please register at the Kennedy Information Desk or by calling (732) 463-1633, ext. 6.


Kennedy Main Mtg Room
Monday, July 31, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm