A world full of adventures is waiting for you!
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Read online the first chapters of this book!
All characters reduced
Pollock - cover

Pollock

Gerry Souter

Publisher: Parkstone International

  • 0
  • 6
  • 0

Summary

Born in 1912, in a small town in Wyoming, Jackson Pollock embodied the American dream as the country found itself confronted with the realities of a modern era replacing the fading nineteenth century. Pollock left home in search of fame and fortune in New York City. Thanks to the Federal Art Project he quickly won acclaim, and after the Second World War became the biggest art celebrity in America. For De Kooning, Pollock was the “icebreaker”. For Max Ernst and Masson, Pollock was a fellow member of the European Surrealist movement. And for Motherwell, Pollock was a legitimate candidate for the status of the Master of the American School. During the many upheavals in his life in Nez York in the 1950s and 60s, Pollock lost his bearings - success had simply come too fast and too easily. It was during this period that he turned to alcohol and disintegrated his marriage to Lee Krasner. His life ended like that of 50s film icon James Dean behind the wheel of his Oldsmobile, after a night of drinking.

Other books that might interest you

  • Fourths Tuning - Modes - cover

    Fourths Tuning - Modes

    Graham Tippett

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    There’s a beautiful symmetry about modes in fourths tuning (E, A, D, G, C, F or any variation thereof) that’s well-worth exploring, which is why I’ve dedicated an entire book to it. With that B-string bump out of the way, we’re free to explore modes both as scales in their own right and as parent scales belonging to a key. There’s just something about fourths tuning that makes the transition from theory to practice, and then mastery, a fairly effortless one.
     
    In this book our objective will be to follow this process in order to incorporate the modes of the major scale and the melodic minor scale into our playing. What I’ll provide you with is a concise and effective explanation of the theory behind modes (should you need it), then a system to put this knowledge into practice on the fourths fretboard without learning endless scale patterns or drilling rote patterns.
     
    We’ll do this both for parent scales (modes applied to diatonic chord progressions) and modes as scales in their own right (modes for improvising over isolated chords or non-diatonic progressions in fusion styles). What’s more, if you’re making the transition from standard tuning to fourths, this book will help you organize modes on the fourths fretboard and fill in any gray areas you may have had in standard tuning.
     
    We’ll also learn how to instantly find the parent scale of any mode, how to come up with modal chord progressions, how to properly use backing tracks, as well as clearing up all the doubts that arise when learning modes for the first time.
    Show book
  • Drawing Cats - A Step-by-Step Guide for Artists - cover

    Drawing Cats - A Step-by-Step...

    Aimee Willsher

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    No two cats are the same, and no one cat will be the same from one day to the next. That's what makes them such intriguing and challenging subjects to draw. Drawing Cats starts by exploring the cat's generic form, using simple, easy-to-master shapes and techniques, then progress to learning how to capture their expressions, the way they move, and their interactions with other creatures as well as the outside world. By the end you will have a means of engaging with these inspiring subjects in a unique way, enabling you to create beautiful drawings that will preserve memories of the treasured felines in your life forever.
    Show book
  • Living Maps - An Atlas of Cities Personified - cover

    Living Maps - An Atlas of Cities...

    Adam Dant

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    This curious collection of maps explores the unique personalities of 28 cities around the world, shedding light on the strange and marvelous ways in which humans interact with the places they call home. Artist and creative cartographer Adam Dant dissects Manhattan in an anatomical diagram, traces the form of a Picasso nude in the streets of Monaco, and transforms the crisscrossing paths of boats on the Bosporus into the nerves of Istanbul. Dant draws on the history, culture, and geography of each city and on the beguiling aesthetic of antique maps to create gorgeous works of cartographic art. Witty, insightful, and adorned with a gold foil–stamped cover, this book will capture the imaginations of travelers, map enthusiasts, history buffs, and dreamers.
    Show book
  • How to Draw Animals in 5 Simple Steps - Drawing Animals for Kids and Beginners - cover

    How to Draw Animals in 5 Simple...

    Richard M. Sparks

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Want to learn drawing but don't know where to begin? Well, your search is over.
    
     
    This book will teach you basic techniques of drawing. It's OK if you don't have any experience with drawing. I can bet that you can learn to draw whatever your age might be or even if you are holding a pencil for the first time in your life. All you need is a slight interest in the subject and the patience to practice till you can draw with intention. The techniques that you will learn in this book will surely make your journey fun and easy. 
    
     
    In this book you will find step by step instructions to draw 56 animals in five simple steps. 
    
     
    Before we begin, I wish you the confidence of a toddler doodling all over the wall, being joyful and proud of his creation. Remember that every artist has a unique perspective and way of drawing and he keeps on improving and perfecting his craft through practice. But during all the stages of his journey right from the moment he first decides to hold a pencil, he is an Artist, just like You.
    
     
    Now let us learn the basics of drawing before we learn how to draw animals.
    Show book
  • Creative Writing Energy: Tools to Access Your Higher-Creative Mind - cover

    Creative Writing Energy: Tools...

    Kim Petersen, Catherine Evans

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    It's time for you to raise your vibration! 
     Do you have an amazing idea for a novel but you struggle to stay in the story? 
    Do you ever find yourself struggling for creative inspiration? 
    When the moon has aligned and your muse is dancing beneath the stars as your fingers pulse along the keyboard, life is glorious to the writer. But what happens when you glance up and notice that the moon has shifted, your muse has left you high and dry, and the steady tempo of your words becomes all but a fading memory? 
    You know what I'm talking about. I've been there – my Muse has skipped out and left me lurking in a place devoid of inspiration while the moon has forsaken me beneath a swathe of wordless clouds. I've experienced those discordant moments as I've desperately scoured my mind in search of prompts and ideas that have eluded me. But I am a writer. You are a writer. We can't just hang around twiddling our unmanicured thumbs waiting for the Muse to return and the moon to hang just right. 
    Put an end to writer's block for good as we give you a range of alternative methods and ideas that you can use to access your higher-creative mind. That part of yourself that remains hidden and unexplored, and brimming with story ideas and characters you have yet to meet. Muse or no muse. 
     
    Creative Writing Energy: Tools to Access Your Higher-Creative Mind is the first in a series for authors from bestselling and award-winning authors, Kim Petersen and Catherine Evans.
    Show book
  • Eurythmy - An Introductory Reader - cover

    Eurythmy - An Introductory Reader

    Rudolf Steiner

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Rudolf Steiner's original contribution to human knowledge was based on his ability to conduct 'spiritual research', the investigation of metaphysical dimensions of existence. Samples of his work are to be found in this introductory reader in which Beth Usher brings together excerpts from Steiner's many talks and writings on Eurythmy. The volume also features an editorial introduction, commentary and notes.Chapters: In the beginning, God created out of movement; School eurythmy - a kind of spiritual gymnastics; Eurythmy therapy - the word of the heavens is the being of man; Silent soul: speaking soul. Eurythmy as a performing art; How eurythmy arises out of anthroposophy.
    Show book