Jackson Pollock in action

Terribly low quality, but the last half (Pollock paints on glass, with the camera beneath) is worth the watch.

Apparently the filming taxed Pollock emotionally, and by the evening, the painter decided to pour himself some bourbon, his first drink in two years. A blowout argument followed; Pollock never stopped drinking again; and it was downhill from there…

Jackson Pollock 51: Short Film Captures the Painter Creating Abstract Expressionist Art

Don’t know Pollock? Here’s a couple more to watch: