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The Snake of the Passions

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Description: Reframing Abstract Expressionism: Subjectivity and Painting in the 1940s
Although several of the New York School painters took pains to make it clear, at certain stages of their careers, that their art engaged “the unconscious,” none pursued this engagement more insistently than Jackson Pollock. As his friend and colleague James Brooks put it, Pollock’s “break into the irrational was the most violent of any of the artists’, and his exploration of the unconscious, the most daring and persistent.” Although persistent, Pollock’s engagement with the unconscious was by no …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.121-202
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00101.006

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