My opinion is that new needs new techniques. And the modern artists have found new ways and new means of making their statements. It seems to me that the modern painter cannot express this age, the airplane, the atom bomb, the radio, in the old forms of the Renaissance or of any other past culture. Each age finds its own technique.
—  Jackson Pollock, from an interview with William Wright, 1950.

Pollock Bars

Mexico-based Unelefante, an online gift store has teamed up with Chef Jorge Llanderal and his family to created a collection of beautifully designed chocolate bars that are inspired by the artist Jackson Pollock.

Happy birthday to Jackson Pollock (1912–1956)! Famous for his drip paintings, Pollock was a highly influential artist in the emotion-packed movement of abstract expressionism. How does “No. 22” make you feel?

No. 22," 1950, by Jackson Pollock © Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (RS), New York


A Jackson Pollock Rice Krispies treat, a Mondrian-inspired battenberg, and a van Gogh–inspired Ploughman’s from the UK-based nonprofit Art Fund. Food styling by Kim Morphew, prop styling by Lydia Brun, photography by Maja Smend. 

From Hyperallergic:

We all enjoy contemplating and admiring great works of art, but what about making and eating them? A new fundraising initiative from the UK-based nonprofit Art Fund is encouraging people to make art-inspired food creations, and for those who need a guiding hand, the fund offers recipes for a Damien Hirst skull cake, a Jackson Pollock Rice Krispies treat, Wedgewood shortbread, and more.

What artistic snacks can you come up with?

For decades in art circles it was either a rumour or a joke, but now it is confirmed as a fact. The Central Intelligence Agency used American modern art - including the works of such artists as Jackson Pollock, Robert Motherwell, Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko - as a weapon in the Cold War. In the manner of a Renaissance prince - except that it acted secretly - the CIA fostered and promoted American Abstract Expressionist painting around the world for more than 20 years.