Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Quotes: Ed Harris As Pollock

From the Ed Harris movie Pollock:

Lee Krasner watching Pollock paint: What's this? I see the head - the body. This isn't cubism, Jackson, because you're not really breaking down the figure into multiple views. You're just showing us one side. What is this? Free association? Automatism?

Pollock: I'm just painting, Lee.

Lee Krasner: But what are you doing, Jackson? Don't tell me you don't know what you're doing. Are you experimenting with surrealism? Is this a dream? Even if it's a dream, it's still what you see. It's life. You're not just randomly putting paint on the canvas. You're painting something. You can't abstract from nothing. You can only abstract from life - from nature.

Pollock: I am nature.

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