Before visiting this exhibition, when I heard the name "Pollock", I always had in mind the "drippings" (and Ed Harris interpreting Jackson Pollock:).
San Francisco Tribal Arts and Textile Magazine,
The Pinacothèque de Paris is hosting a reexamination of the work of American painter Jackson Pollock, focusing on Pollock's long-held fascination with Native American art and shamanism. Having been introduced to the subject by author Stephen Polcari, Pollock saw in shamanism a possible means of "spiritual transformation" in the postwar climate of the United States. Forty of his works are presented in the installation, along with a group of objects from several Northwest Coast and Arctic cultures, including rattles, masks, amulets, and totem poles. Two films exploring Kwakiutl history and several works by André Masson embellish the exhibition.
I loved those films, (one from 1914 from Edward Curtis), they showed shamanes dancing in animal masks and dresses!
Masque de chamane devant une peinture de Pollock "Composition with oval forms"
This is how I saw this shamane dancing
Pollock Painting "Birth"
Inspirational drawings and notes in my notebook: