Paintings in J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles California United States)

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“It’s a stampede… [of] every animal in the American West, cows and horses and antelopes and buffaloes. Everything is charging across that goddamn surface.”These are the words of Jackson Pollock on his piece ‘Mural’ made in 1943. As it came out, most critics adored it and welcomed it with greetings. Some also considered it one of the best productions by the artist. The painting itself is very large being sized of 8 by 20 feet. It was made on the commission given by Peggy Guggenheim. Recommended Books Jackson Pollock’s Mural: The Transitional Moment

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Sold for $ 59.3 million in 1987 breaking the record for highest price for a painting at the time, The Irises was initially a study of flowers. It was accomplished by the artist during his stay in the asylum of Saint Remy. He was moved there after getting treated for his mental illness at the hospital of Arles. We can see that the majority of collectors are more interested in those paintings which were produced while van Gogh was mentally ill and was taking treatment. Van Gogh personally called this painting ‘the lightning conductor for my illness’. He believed that during his mental illness painting was a life-support to not break down once again. Thus, he kept painting and produced one of the major works during […]

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