A word that comes to mind when Jackson Pollock is mentioned is a rebel. Even though it is almost impossible to describe Jackson Pollock’s art using one word, perhaps the most accurate term would be revolutionary. Pollock refused to follow the rules and treat art as something predetermined and conventional. While there is almost nothing traditional about his work, we were so inspired by his pieces that we had to create a Jackson Pollock-inspired ketubah design. Therefore, if you’re used to thinking outside of the box, and you’re an abstract expressionism fan, you will fall in love with our Jackson Pollock-inspired ketubah.
Jackson Pollock was born in Cody, Wyoming, and his childhood was heavily influenced by the Native American culture and tradition. Even though he never emphasized this part of this life or spoke about the influence of his childhood on this art, he did acknowledge the impact of some early memories on his work. Nevertheless, numerous fans and critics found an undeniable parallel between Pollock’s work and Native American art and culture.
Pollock studied at the Students’ League in New York under a painter Thomas Hart Benton, who was a regionalist painter. Naturally, Pollock’s first direction in the world of art was precisely the Regionalist style, but he was also intrigued by Mexican muralists, including Digo Rivera, as well as certain aspects of Surrealism.
A 1939 New York City The Museum of Modern Art’s exhibit named Picasso: 40 Years of His Art marked a turning point in Pollock’s life and art, as he started to appreciate European modernism. Early in his career, Pollock was much more fond of the American art, almost completely disregarding the power and uniqueness of European modern art. It is safe to say that the aforementioned Picasso exhibit motivated Pollock to rebuild his artistic persona and introduce a new, semi-abstract style.
Today, Jackson Pollock is recognized as a leader of the American Abstract Expressionism movement. Thanks to his work and dedication, American art received the much-needed spotlight and recognition, and could even compete with the European modernist movement. Jackson Pollock’s style could be perceived as radical and abrupt, but still oddly synchronized. With his radical abstract art, he redefined many artistic relationships, detached line from color, and introduced completely new categories of painting and drawing. The Number 27 Jackson Pollock-inspired ketubah is a perfect ketubah design for those who worship the boldness and uniqueness of abstract modern art!