“Pollock” quotes

Movie Pollock
Ed Harris directed this movie in 2000
Title Pollock
Year 2000
Director Ed Harris
Genre Biography, Drama
All actors – Ed Harris, Robert Knott, Molly Regan, Marcia Gay Harden, Sada Thompson, Eulala Scheel, Matthew Sussman, Bud Cort, Amy Madigan, Everett Quinton, Annabelle Gurwitch, John Rothman
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  • “If people would just look at the paintings, I don't think they would have any trouble enjoying them. It's like looking at a bed of flowers, you don't tear your hair out over what it means.”
    Ed Harris - Jackson Pollock
    [Tag:art, enjoyment]
  • “- Interviewer: How do you know when you're finished with a painting?
    - Jackson Pollock: How do you know when you're finished making love?”

    Ed Harris - Jackson Pollock
  • “- Jackson Pollock: I'm dead without her.
    - Ruth Kligman: But I'm the one who loves you, Jackson.”

    Ed Harris - Jackson Pollock
    Jennifer Lynn Connelly - Ruth Kligman
    [Tag:love, nostalgia]
  • “- Lee Krasner: 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.
    - Jackson Pollock: I am nature.”

    Marcia Gay Harden - Lee Krasner
    Ed Harris - Jackson Pollock
    [Tag:nature, painting]
  • “All cultures have had means and techniques of expressing their immediate aims. The thing that interests me is that today, painters do not have to go to a subject matter outside of themselves. They work from a different source, they work from within. It seems to me that the artist cannot express this age, the airplane, the atom bomb, the radio,...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Ed Harris - Jackson Pollock
  • “Fuck Picasso.”
    Ed Harris - Jackson Pollock
  • Modern art, to me, is nothing more than the expression of the contemporaryaims of the age that we're living in.”
    Ed Harris - Jackson Pollock
    [Tag:art, modernity]
  • “- Interviewer: How do you respond to some of your critics? They have said a mop of tangled hair, a child's contour map of the battle of Gettysburg, cathartic disintegration, degenerate. What do you say to that?
    - Jackson Pollock: You forgot baked macaroni.”

    Ed Harris - Jackson Pollock