Design Fixation: Jackson Pollock vs. Janet Sobel

2/28/10

Jackson Pollock vs. Janet Sobel

 
Janet Sobel

 
Jackson Pollock

 
Janet Sobel

 
Jackson Pollock

 
Janet Sobel

Jackson Pollock

What do we have here? They always say that imitation is the highest form of flattery... but Jackson Pollock seems to have been very fond of Janel Sobel. Click here for an interesting article detailing the connection between the two artists. Pollock saw a Sobel exhibit, then began pursuing his own drip paintings that he's so famous for. Coincidence? I think not. The poor lady never got quite as much publicity as Jackson Pollock did, but I really like her work. It's more colorful than Pollock's, giving it a different sort of depth. Very appealing. I especially like the first one. 

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for this article. I like the work of both Sobel and Pollock. I was never aware of the timeline and always thought Sobel was inpired by Pollock and not the other way around.
    Conrad Bo
    The Superstroke Art Movement
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  2. I agree with you that Sobel's work is more esthetically pleasing. It's too bad that being a woman in those days meant getting no credit for your work.

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  3. Yes, too bad indeed. A fascinating subject to ponder!

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  4. It's a sad but true commentary on the fine art world as a whole. Many artistic geniuses have come and gone in the shadows of others. It's how it is and always will be.

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