Pollock's tools- paint, oil, sticks, brushes (though he doesn't use them for their hair), plastic sticks and just about any materials he felt would be useful as an extension to his movements while painting.
While this retrospective did not include his later, mega-scale paintings, it was still good learning experience to see his earlier works (signs of torment already evident in his earlier pieces).
I've always respected his instinct-driven approach to art-making, and his attitude to, as the exhibition writes: present ugliness.
For someone living in repressive America in the 50s, that's something.
Utter fearlessness to be our real selves.
And I find that was what Pollock strived for in his art-making. Pity he didn't quite applied much of that principle in real life.
And before heading off to the airport,
one must stop by GHIBLI MUSEUM.
A SLICE OF HEAVEN ON EARTH.