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Eyes on Art & Opinions on Jackson Pollack

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Tom March (tmarch)
Fri, 2 Aug 1996 22:38:57 -0700


My name is Tom March and I've created a Website called "Eyes on Art" that
attempts to be a pretty comprehensive and sequential introduction to
looking at art. It's inspired by the "thinking through art" models of
David Perkins and the discipline-based arts education approach. Eyes on
Art was created for Pacific Bell's Education First Initiative and is
located at:

I am interested in any feedback in general and any of your "answers" to the
activities. I would like to offer experts opinions as possible "right
answers" for teachers who are not so versed in the arts.

*** On another subject,*** by some quirk of the Internet, I have been
asked to comment on Jackson Pollack for an Australia-wide radio program
(okay, the program is "Early Morning Australia" which I'm betting airs
somewhere between 2-4:00AM).

You might know that the National Gallery located in Canberra purchased
Pollack's "Blue Poles" during the 70s which created a huge public debate.
So on the anniversary of Pollack's death the issue is going to be

So.... For fun, I would like to ask any of you interested to share your
thoughts on the following questions:

1) "Who was he?" (how his work fits into the parade of artistic styles)

2) "why was he an important artist?" (in the context of modern art and life
in general)

3) "why will he be remembered in the years to come?" (Why his paintings
fetch such prices)

You can email me directly (tmarch) so as not to bunch up the
list. I will compile all the responses I receive and send them back to the
list by Friday, August 9th.

Thanks for your consideration,


Tom March San Diego State University
Education First - Pacific Bell "Fellow"
(619) 594-4402 tmarch

There is nothing more important than
the right-rearing and education of children.
-- Michel de Montaigne

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