Hello there. Vivian has whipped up a brand new classic hat. In black & white. It features a splash and drip paint pattern inspired by the work of renown artist Jackson Pollock. She named the design Splash.
What do you think? We love it and Vivian does too. She is a huge Pollock fan. Let’s learn more about this fascinating artist.
Jackson Pollock was an influential American painter, and the leading force behind the abstract expressionist movement in the art world. During his lifetime, Pollock enjoyed considerable fame and notoriety.
Jackson Pollock’s greatness lies in developing one of the most radical abstract styles in the history of modern art, detaching line from color, redefining the categories of drawing and painting, and finding new means to describe pictorial space.
Even more than a century since his birth, American “splatter artist” Jackson Pollock still provokes heated debate about the very definition of art. Was a man who placed a canvas on the floor and dripped paint straight from the can actually creating a work of art? Watch WBUR.org »
Here are a few examples by this exciting, groundbreaking artist.
We didn’t think Hattingdon would have a hat for National Umbrella Day . . . . then we came across this. What a hoot! The design has been updated and renamed Reva. The name Reva is a girl’s name of Hindi origin meaning “rain”.
The umbrella’s origins can be traced back more than 3,000 years to China, Egypt, and other ancient civilizations. It was first developed as protection from the sun and was a symbol of status, held by servants over royalty and others of high rank. Feathers, leaves, paper, and silk were all used as coverings, some of which were oiled or varnished to make them waterproof. The ribs were originally made from cane, and later, whalebone, but in the 1800s, steel began to be used for the ribs and oilcloth for the covering, which made the umbrella much stronger. Farmers Alamanac » See alsoUmbrellaHistory.net »
1830 Umbrella Shop One of the earliest umbrella shops opens at New Oxford Street in London, England.
1928 Pocket Friendly Hans Haupt’s portable umbrellas hit the market.
1964 Film Star The umbrella features as a vital prop in the movie “Mary Poppins”.
2008 Rihanna’s Catchy Song Rihanna releases ‘Umbrella,’ one of her most well-known songs ever.