|Pollock painting, photo by Hans Namuth|
Jackson Pollock thought about it, though. Working on room-size canvases, spread out on the floor, his painting technique had more to do with choreography than brush strokes. The gestures, to him, were more important than color, more important than lines, shapes, space, certainly much more important than subject matter. He felt that if he could manage the gestural body movements in applying the paint, all the other things would fall into place. Unlike our more common approach to painting, he thought about how he painted and left the rest to instinct. This was a revolutionary approach, radical even to the Abstract Expressionists.
photo by Hans Namuth