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The physics of artist Jackson Pollock

November 30th, 2014 · No Comments

The physics of artist Jackson Pollock
November 24, 2014
American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics
Jackson Pollock, one of the greatest American artists of the 20th century, revolutionized abstract expressionist painting in the mid-20th century with his unique “drip” technique — masterpieces of densely tangled lines of color that Pollock often created from thinned household enamel paints. Now, an experimental technique developed by fluid dynamicists may help reveal exactly how Pollock produced certain features in his paintings.

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