n°208/ Into the Den

February 2016

by Nathalie Azoulai

When we post pics of painters painting in their studios, our FB fans just love it, especially when Jackson Pollock is action-painting. Fans like to sneak into their idols's dens and studios are dens where solitary wolves drive wild untamable works. But let's think it over. When Pollock is surrounded by paint cans, brushes and canvases, he seems about to get lost on his own land. His fellow painter Rothko used to say that he could only paint big canvases to be within the painting with the viewer, to be surrounded by the created space not to remain out of it, a stranger to it, a dominating master over it. Both overwhelming and overwhelmed artists.

 Jackson Pollock