Action Painting, German
Catalogue of the 2007/08 exhibition
Art Education Fondation Beyeler
|Art Club price (10%)
The American Jackson Pollock is one of the pioneering artists of the 20th century. As the leading exponent of Action Painting, he dripped, poured and splashed his paint onto the surface of his pictures. Pollock embraced chance as part of the creative process. His painting thereby assumed a palpable, and for the first time visible, dynamism. Action Painting marked a turning point in the history of art. The idea of stepping onto the canvas and thus quite literally into the picture, to perform the gestural act of painting, signaled a brand new departure. Pollock was the forerunner of the countless art actions, happenings and performances of subsequent generations.
ANSICHTEN no. 9 takes an in-depth look at the enigmatic painting Untitled (c. 1949),just one of many works by Jackson Pollock in the Fondation Beyeler collection. Detailed descriptions, technical data, special features, background information, and questions of interpretation all fall within the scope of this booklet.
ANSICHTEN is aimed at art lovers and teachers looking to engage in greater depth with the works of the Fondation Beyeler.
The journal also features a practical section, which presents ideas, tasks and experiments that may be carried out at the museum, at school or at home.
ANSICHTEN playfully provides readers with thorough knowledge of the works of the Beyeler Collection.
|The booklet comprises 24 pages and contains numerous full-color illustrations
|Only available in German