Loving Jackson Pollock

Pollock and the Drip, by Arthur C. Danto for the Nation, Jan. 1999, has sent me down the rabbit hole in search of another, somewhat recently read, mentioning of Jackson Pollock.

This article, in a magazine I can only describe as thin, high-gloss, high-brow, and of standard dimension, outlined Pollock's special relationship with left-brained viewers. Left-brained individuals generally detest abstraction and favor realistic art, sometimes to the extreme (aka photography). Research, sited in this article I cannot find, found that these realism-loving left-brainers had a special appreciation for Pollock's works. It was, in fact, a complete anomaly within left-brain - right-brain art preferences. The article proceeded to explain how the left-brain processed visual input and why it was that Pollock was an exception to expectation: his works are mathematically resonant with nature itself; perfectly organic.
I'll continue my hunt for this fantastic snippet, but in the meantime feel free to learn a little more about Pollock's unique accomplishment in this related article in Discover magazine.

Related: The Unconscious Brain on art appreciation.

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