Guardians of the Secret by Jackson Pollock

Year: 1943Artist: Categories: ,

Guardians of the Secret is a painting done by Jackson Pollock in 1943 in West Wyoming, USA.

Scientists and historians believe that because Pollock was exposed to Indian rituals as a child, that most of his painting styles were taken from his childhood and that it played an important role in the development of his artistic process.

Jackson Rushing, an historian said that Pollock was motivated by Indian sand painters. Rushing believes that Pollock turned to drip painting in a shamanistic way of healing himself, not unintentionally due to Indian sand painting being part of a healing ritual.

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