Jackson Pollock White Light Painting Analysis

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Whenever I see Jackson Pollock’s White Light painting, the first thing I notice is that there’s more white/gray color over the other colors. I believe that Pollock is using tertiary colors first because I notice that there’s indeed some primary and secondary colors, but he mix them all at the end, making those tertiary colors. Also the reason that the painting looks kind of grayish is that whenever hues that are opposite of each other when mix together, they make a complementary color, which produces gray. If the gray color is lighter than dark, then the value is high. Pollock’s art piece seems to be full of lines. I think that the lines are more dominant then the form of the painting. There seems to be no shape at all. The reason that I believe that lines is the dominant characteristics are that it has three physical characteristics according to the book. First, the length of the lines has to be more than the width of the line. If there’s more width than length, then it is not even a line, but …show more content…
First, repetition seems to be happening all around due to the amount of lines the painter is using. Pollock seems to be using the same color at different places of the framework. I may not even know how many times there seems to be a gray line, but there is sure a lot of gray lines. Also repetition consists of rhythm, harmony, and variation. White Light has rhythm because of the repetition of lines. It has harmony because of the mixture of all colors and also distinguishing other colors which also creates dissonance. I think that it also has variation because all the lines go in different directions and not all lines are the same. Second, Pollock’s work piece seems to unify all together. It seems to be closed compositions instead of a open composition because the eye can wander all around the frame but it will never make the viewer look around its surrounding, but instead at the

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