Orozco and Pollock: Epic Transfigurations

  title={Orozco and Pollock: Epic Transfigurations},
  author={Stephen Polcari},
  journal={American Art},
  pages={37 - 57}
Jackson Pollock, Composition with Vertical Stripe (detail), 1934-38. Oil on canvas, 22 /2 x 30 in. Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe By 1938, after several years of study and emulation of Thomas Hart Benton's work, Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) became increasingly introspective in both his personal and artistic life. He developed a more expressionist, acerbic, and violent art that, while still symbolic in subject and powerfully rhythmic in composition, seemed more attuned to the world's and his own… 
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Composition with Figures and Banners, ca. 1934-38
  • Oil on canvas,
  • 1934
The Black Pourings
  • 1980
Pollock's Guggenheim fellowship application is
  • Catalogue Raisonne of Paintings, Drawings, and Other Works
  • 1978
describing the emphasis of Orozco's art
  • 1974
The Birth of Tragedy fiom the Spirit ofMusic and the Case of Wagner, trans
  • 1967
The Orozco Frescoes at Dartmouth (1934; reprint
  • 1962
The most misleading and treacherous words in Art Criticism are: Morals, Ideals, Social Significance, Revolution, More Revolution, Tragic pathos, Hysteria, Fanaticism and the Like
  • Orozco
  • 1956
Composition with Ritual Scene, 1938-41
  • Oil on masonite,
  • 1938
Naked Man, 1938-41
  • Oil on plywood,
  • 1938