With this, an artist can choose a particular period of time which he wants to reflect in his art and his audience can easily identify this period of art by looking at his painting. Motion, on the other hand, refers to an artist’s ability to give the illusion of movement in his piece of art, even if in reality the piece of art is not moving.
A closer examination of his art reveals that most of his work, though still expressed some form of motion. This can be attributed to his unique form of painting, which involved pouring, and dripping paint on canvas (Poich 1). By doing this, Pollock’s pieces of art, such as the Blue Poles (1953) and the Number 8 (1949), give a sense of motion as the paint seems as though it is moving across the canvas. While observing these two pieces of art, one can almost feel the frenzied energy of the different colors of paint as they are pulled by gravity. Pollock’s paintings can be assumed to demonstrate the interaction of the dripping paint to the canvas, which represents it’s surrounding. With relation to time, Pollock’s pieces of art were known to capture a specific period of time with which the artist had a passion towards. His painting, The Moon-Woman Cuts the Circle (1943), is an example of the artist’s use of time in his pieces of art. Based on a North American Indian myth, his audience can relate to the story of the Indian woman (Poich 1). The audience can see the vibrant nature of the woman in the painting, as well as, illustrates the power that she holds, and for that reason, examines femininity from a different perspective. Additionally, this is relatable to the story behind the woman in the painting, thus capturing a moment in time that was important to Pollock as an artist.
In art, texture refers to the feel of a surface and can be either implied or actual. Most artists use texture to provide variation in their pieces of art, thus helping their audience in identifying the different components of a piece of art.