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2011-06-30 06:04:16

According to a multidisciplinary team of researchers, American artist Jackson Pollock's paintings do not defy the laws of physics. The researchers from Boston College and Harvard believe Pollock was an intuitive master of laws that govern the flow of liquids under gravity. "In order to understand what is taking place with Pollock, it's essential to understand the laws of physics and the dynamics at play under the laws of gravity," Claude Cernuschi, a professor of art history at Boston...

2006-02-23 22:09:25

By Luis Andres Henao BOSTON (Reuters) - An expert in the work of abstract artist Jackson Pollock said 32 previously unknown paintings appear to be authentic, taking issue with a recent computer analysis suggesting they are fakes. "If evidence does turn out to indicate that Pollock did not paint these works after all, I would be inclined to judge them the most amazing fakes in modern art history," Ellen Landau, a professor of art history at the Cleveland Museum of Art/Case Western...

2006-02-09 15:47:23

By Mark Egan NEW YORK (Reuters) - A computer analysis of paintings unveiled last year as previously undiscovered works by abstract artist Jackson Pollock suggests the 32 works are fakes, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation said on Thursday. The foundation, set up under the will of Pollock's widow Lee Krasner, said it retained Professor Richard Taylor of the University of Oregon's Department of Physics to test six of the 32 paintings in question. Taylor said his study found "significant...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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