Media Hunt #2: Fractals and Jackson Pollock

Who’s familiar with Jackson Pollock?  Pollock was a very interesting American abstract artist who created art by essentially splattering paint onto the canvas in a seemingly random pattern.  This somewhat psychedelic video I found starts out rather generally giving information about fractals that we’ve already learned in class, but things get more interesting at about 2:15 when Jackson Pollock himself is addressed.  Many examples of Pollock’s paintings are then shown.  Interestingly, with such great controversy surrounding the legitimacy of his work, only Pollock’s paintings contain fractals, whereas the imitators of such work do not.


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