Glossary of terms and artists

This glossary has a list of useful terms to know when thinking about art. It also displays all the artists we have looked at in the course.


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Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock was an American painter who was part of the abstract expressionist movement in the 1940's and 50's. He is well known for using his paintbrush to splatter and drip paint across the canvas. Notable works of his include:
No. 5, 1948
One: Number 31, 1950

For more on Pollock:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_pollock