Reductionist methods of creating and delineating space in the works of Jackson Pollock and Barnett Newman
Jackson Pollock (1912 – 1956) and Barnett Newman (1905 – 1970), both American Abstract Expressionists, have been recognized for their distinctive artistic styles that have transcended generations and geographies. In this blog post, I want to use two works, namely Pollock’s Number 1A (1948) and Newman’s The Wild (1950), to discuss how the two painters… Read more
In this blog post, I revisit the Academy Award-nominated 1990 Chinese film Ju Dou (Directors: Zhang Yimou and Yang Fengliang), reigniting the discussion around the much-explored national allegory that this film provides for the China of the past, present and future. Ju Dou is a film about gender roles and generational conflict, but these themes… Read more
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