Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Like Jackson Pollock (?)

  1. Dec 18, 2006 #1
    Like Jackson Pollock (!?)

    "He hit the campus like Jackson Pollock".
    Said the TV commentator when one boxer was KO-ed last night.
    Anybody heard that before,what kind of saying is that,what's the logic behind it?
    If I don't mistake J.Pollock was a well known abstract expressionist painter,but what does that has to do with martial arts??
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 18, 2006 #2


    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    Could it be he hit the canvas like Jackson Pollock? Still weird, but makes more sense when you think of how awful Pollock is. It's more like abusing or violating the canvas than hitting it though. :tongue:
  4. Dec 18, 2006 #3
    Maybe it was canvas Evo.
    It could be that I didn't hear correctly becouse he was screaming.
    Anycase ,strange and illogical expression (those crazy British commentators..)
  5. Dec 18, 2006 #4


    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    Jackson Pollock was famous for creating paintings where he literally just threw tins of paint at a canvas and would "paint" with his hands and arms and feet. If you google his name and look at some of the images I'm sure many of them will be of his paintings.
  6. Dec 18, 2006 #5


    User Avatar
    Homework Helper

    Perhaps he means Pollock's canvases are bloodied and broken?
  7. Dec 18, 2006 #6

    Chi Meson

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    Did anyone notice the bloodstains all over the floor of the boxing ring?

    Maybe it looked like a Pollock.
  8. Dec 18, 2006 #7


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    Ahhhhhhhhh canvas!

    That makes so much more sense. Well done Evo, have one clarity star.
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook