Analyzing Art through the lens of The Communication Model


Painting, Jackson Pollock, “Autumn Rhythm” 1950.

Jackson Pollock was the artist that created the painting, Autumn Rhythm in 1950. This painting is about individual freedom and the freedom of expression. This painting is of significant importance because it introduced a very new style of expression. This style is called drip painting. Jackson Pollock would place his large canvasses on the ground in his studio and then dip his paint brush into the paint and then in a wild gesture, he would spray the paint over the length of the canvas. He would apply different colors as he created his Master pieces. His technique appealed to a lot of art-lovers because it appealed not only to the intellect, but also to the emotion. The drip-painting lines indicated map-like geographical contours that seemed to be both concrete and abstract in nature. This combination appeal to the ratio and the emotion of art-lovers. Jackson Pollock was an individual who experienced psychosis in a very private way. He did not conceptualize his psychosis to the outside world –  like Mental Health Practitioners do & individuals with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) do –  instead, Jackson Pollock – either consciously or unconsciously expressed his psychosis through a means of professional abstraction. Jackson Pollock was connected to an agent who represented a Modern Art Museum. It is through this agent, that his art-works were brought into the museum for all to see. What makes Jackson Pollocks works so unique is his ability to surpass Mental Illness and bring out the strongest component within a human being – and that is liberation. Jackson Pollock found his equilibrium through expressing his psychosis in a very original way. The concrete canvas that hangs in a museum is not the key to understanding artwork. For example, if one views this painting, it is not the painting which is the expression, in fact the expression is what is felt (through the ratio and emotion) of the viewer – in the form of a counter-transference – a deep knowledge and personal connection to the human being behind the artwork, the actual artwork carries the expression – but one needs to be highly trained to allow the artwork to resonate within the soul of the viewer – and the artist needs to allow his vulnerability to show. This painting Autumn Rhythm captures all of that.




This blog contains multiple pages. Just go to the top of this page and hit (click) on *HOME* and all the multiple pages will flow freely. It starts with Lady Justice with her scales and her sword.


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