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    Discuss a minimum of two reasons why Jackson Pollock's style of painting, as exemplified by Convergence, is considered an important, innovative development in the history of painting.

    Imagine that you are a defense attorney for this work of art. Support your argument with research. Establish a very strong "argument" by considering the artist's unique technique, what influenced him to create work like Convergence, and how this work fits into its specific era and specific art movement.

    When researching the internet for addition resources, use reliable/credible sites. Retail sites and Wikipedia are not considered reliable resources. Do not cut and paste information from the website or from book.

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    Jackson Pollock's Convergence

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    Jackson Pollock's Convergence

    Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) began his work in paint in 1929, but it was not until 1947 that his signature style, abstract impressionism, came to life (Pioch, 2002). Pollock achieved some fame and some notoriety for his work in this style. At the height of his career, in 1956 (the year of his death in an automobile crash), Time magazine referred to him as "Jack the Dripper," reflecting the disdain with which some viewed his work in this new style and technique (Pioch, 2002). Indeed, some claimed that any infant with sufficient paint could produce a genuine Pollock. Was his work unique, the signature new style a justifiable use of paint and canvas, or was his work the hoax of a mediocre talent perpetrated upon a gullible group of art critics and patrons? One of Pollock's artworks, Convergence, will be analyzed and judged as worthy (or not worthy) of being called "art."
    One reason Convergence is worthy to be called art is because of the new technique Pollock utilized in its creation. A new technique is not necessarily in and of itself reason to hail an artwork as worthy to be labeled art, even if the technique is revolutionary and inspires followers (and/or patrons and critics). However, abstract impressionism was not only new and unique, it was an ...

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    Discussion and defense of Jackson Pollock's abstract impressionism canvas entitled Convergence - does it qualify as art? URLs and citations.