5 August 2009

Today I introduce you to Jackson Pollock. Those of you who know of him already, congratulations! You must be well-versed in Modern Art. Jackson Pollock was an famous American Abstract Expressionist. He was well known for his erratic paintings- wild splatters filled large canvas' he laid on the floor of his studio. Pollock did not just "paint", his methods were too unconventional for that rigid term; Pollock danced. He swung, and jumped, and flung his body while the paint dripping off his brush caught the movements of his being. His works were like snapshots in time. Evidence of a dance he only knew. Hans Namuth, a photographer who documented one of Pollock's sessions in the 1950's described it as follows:
"A dripping wet canvas covered the entire floor. . . There was complete silence. . . Pollock looked at the painting. Then, unexpectedly, he picked up can and paint brush and started to move around the canvas. It was as if he suddenly realized the painting was not finished. His movements, slow at first, gradually became faster and more dance like as he flung black, white, and rust colored paint onto the canvas. He completely forgot that Lee and I were there... My photography session lasted as long as he kept painting, perhaps half an hour. In all that time, Pollock did not stop. How could one keep up this level of activity? Finally, he said 'This is it.'"

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That was your educational tidbit for the day. I had to introduce his works in order for you to comprehend how he has influenced the fashion world (with his unique methods, and masterpieces). The following few collections were inspired by Jackson Pollock.

Dolce & Gabbana SS08

Alexander McQueen Resort 2010 & Michael Kors Pre-Fall 2009

If you would like further information on Jackson Pollock, please check out his wikipedia page. FYI, there are MANY MORE collections that were inspired by abstract art, I just did not have the time to research all the collections and artists. I'm working with some time constraints at the moment. ^-^

Anyway, I would like to know if...
You, the readers, would be interested in weekly beauty posts?

I just started a new skin regime that cleared me up pretty well, and I'd love to share the info if you'd like. You guys know I'm obsessed with dermatology, so it would be my pleasure to enlighten you with some beneficial information.
You can change your clothes everyday,
but you can't change your skin. Take care of it please.

images taken from: wiki and style.com


  1. Chantelle, I absolutely LOVE your blog! I discovered it a few days ago and actually went back and read it from the beginning.
    It's so cool that you do hip hop (me too, and I love it)!
    Your blog has a certain quality (unique, characteristic) that sets it apart from so many others out there. You really have great taste, and I praise you for writing about wordly issues and art, alongside fashion and beauty. You've inspired me to update my blog again.
    Speaking of which, your question comes at the perfect time. I would love more beauty posts. Clear skin is something I strive for.
    Anyway, keep up the great work. I will be commenting.
    I also added your blog to my blogroll - hope that's okay. ( :

  2. ahh, my respect for you has just gone up majorly. and i already had a lot of respect for you because of your fabulous bloggings.
    jackson pollock is one of my all time favourite artists. it is a desire of mine to see a gallery of his works and actually appreciate the sheer size of his pieces.

    i was so happy to read your post about him, and i look forward to your next postages, hoping they will be just as brilliant.


  3. He is such an amazing and talented artist! Love the D&G collection. And yes, I'd be down for your beauty posts! :)

    xo, Becs

  4. Pollock is one of my favourites. Great post.

  5. Oh Pollock! I did some work about him at the uni...I made about 5 huge paintings triying to reproduce his movements, steps.. splashing, dancing! It's a great inspiration

  6. Pollock was an amazing artist!
    And McQueen too! love the collection, is great!!

  7. The two D&G pics are absolutely STUNNING!!!! Fabulous post!


  8. gorgeous, gorgeous, i just lvoe this art! and ps, youve been tagged!

    xx raez

  9. love the name of your blog
    (and the blog itself)
    adding you to my cool kids list! :)

  10. The Dolce and Gabbana dresses are absolutely fabulous! I really like your blog!

  11. great post....love that you include pollock amongst the designers, such a great artist and im sure he has been inspiration to many designers

  12. It was weird, during this test I took, it was telling me a story about Pollock.

    Either way, those dresses are clearly inspired by that sort of splatter kind of painting. It's amazing how the dresses don't look "crafty" at all.

  13. he's an effing genius. i love him. i've seen a lot of his works in the city. my mom is obsessed with him because she's an art major fron seoul. it's kind of scary how much about art she knows. we're always going to art shows.

  14. yes..would like some beauty posts!


  15. jackson pollock is so incredibly fantastic!

  16. I've been lovin' me some Pollock for quite a while now, but I'm always happy when his work vibrates into unexpected places, like today, with your blog.
    He was so revolutionary, and his free style of mixture of painting and motion has inspired a number of MY works, too. Great post. Your blog is officially one of my favourites. :)

  17. I love him! I remember just sitting and staring in awe when I saw one of his painting a couple of years ago!

  18. hi there! i was an art history major in college and did my senior thesis on jackson pollock's psychoanalytic drawings....and also got engaged at his house in east hampton...so he is very dear to my heart, and i'm so happy to see a post about him on a fashion blog!

    i did a similar kind of post back in may about cy twombly and DVF, if you're interested:



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