Have you ever wondered why some abstract paintings are held in such high esteem? I have, and apparently I’m not the only one. “My cat could make that” is a fairly common response especially by people confronted with a Jackson Pollock painting.
In the video below TED-Ed explores the case of “Pollock and the Abstract Expressionist” – “My Cat Could Make That”.
It’s an interesting video, but I’m not convinced that the status of some abstract expressionism isn’t just a case of the Emperor’s new clothes. To be fair, I’ve never yet seen a Jackson Pollock original up close so, whilst remaining sceptical, it’s probably best to reserve judgement.
What do you think? Are you convinced by TED-Ed’s argument? Please feel free to comment using the comment box below.