The Jackson Pollock 's White Light Painting Essay

797 Words Jun 18th, 2016 4 Pages
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 a shape or form. Pollock’s lines seem to be touching from side to side. Second, the lines are supposed to have some kind of color edge to it. Third, the lines need to have some implication of continued direction. Two principles that I think that make this painting work is the repetition and unity. 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…

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