Re: The photo-realist as craftsman
Action painting places the emphasis on the act of painting rather than the final work as an artistic object.
There is no right or wrong on "craft". It is not a holy word you need to attach to artistic endeavors. I'm not sure anyone has said that is even necessary in the actual making of a work of art. So why graft it onto all art?
Who said great art has to have "Craft"?
"It doesn't make much difference how the paint is put on as long as something has been said. Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement."
this is what Pollock said.
Just an aside: I like Pollock's work. Especially Autumn Rhythm.