Jackson Pollock

Also known asPaul Jackson Pollock
NationalityAmerican
BornJanuary 28, 1912 (Cody, Wyoming, United States)
DiedAugust 11, 1956 (Springs, New York, United States)
PeriodAbstract Expressionism, Modern Art
Painting StyleDrip Painting

Paintings of Jackson Pollock

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Greyed Rainbow is another excellent Drip Painting by the American artist which brings the combination of powerful grey, black and white over the top of other colors like yellow, orange and blue. Jackson Pollock continues his legacy of Drip Paintings. The painting style is more near to his other paintings like Number 5, 1948, Number 19, 1948, Mural, Convergence and Number 1, 1950 than the stand sorts like The Deep and Number 5 (Elegant Lady) in his reach oeuvre. That shows his exploration of ways of painting in his self-created Drip Paintings. Analysis The base of the painting is a black surface, over which the combination of grey and white is applied. Then, there are also other colors in minority saving it from being a […]

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Jackson Pollock’s Number 5 (Elegant Lady) is a monotonous creation made in 1951 after he became famous with artworks like Mural, Number 19 and his most celebrated work in Drip Paintings, No. 5, 1948. This is one of the hard paintings by the artist to interpret and has multitude of meanings derived by different critics. It sold on 13 May, 2014 in Christies auction for $11,365,000 under the categorization of “Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale” in New York.  

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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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At closer look, Jackson Pollock’s paintings seems to be more of an impasto art-work with its thick colors almost protruding out of the painting and generating shadows near those thick color-lines. It creates a fine surface which becomes a part of the art. Number 19, 1948 is similar painting with thick color implementation. At some places, you can almost see thick droplets. That’s how they are called the Drip paintings of Jackson Pollock. Number 19, 1948 Analysis The Painting is no exception of the drip painting technique. There are maximum 6 colors apparent: ivorish- white as the main background. Over that are the black, grey and bluish green colors. Minorly used colors are red and very tiny specks of yellow at some places which could […]

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Jackson Pollock’s known Drip painting Convergence holds many shades of colors, different with intensity contrast and depth is an Abstract Expressionist art-work. Unlike his famous works No 5, 1948, Mural or The Deep, this piece holds much more bright and contrasting color making it eye-catching. Jackson Pollock’s most paintings where large at size. This one is no exception. The canvas is the size of around 8 x 13 feet. It takes up a whole wall in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y where it currently resides.  

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Jackson Pollock’s Drip paintings became known to the world from 1940s and 1950s when his star was the brightest in his whole career. The American artist’s whole career was based on newly invented technique which is sometimes described as the blend of Abstract Expressionism, Surrealism and Cubism with his own Drip technique. This blend mostly created a joyous creation which would get the viewer’s attention and get them instantly interpreting the work. Pollock’s popular work, No. 5, 1948 (ranking in world’s most expensive paintings sold) is a good example of it. The Deep Analysis The current painting is mostly done with black and white, the essential colors. There are some specks of light blue and yellow, though. Just like Pollock’s other works, it’s huge with […]

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Number 11, 1952 is, as the title suggests, a painting made by the American Drip Painting artist Jackson Pollock in 1952. It ranks among one of the most famous works by Pollock. Initially, as the painter prefers, the title of the painting was simply as Number 11, 1952 but later on in 1954, Pollock gave it another name alongside, Blue Poles. Some critics were disgruntled by the name alteration/addition, saying that a verbal name for such drip painting was limiting the viewers’ imagination by forcing them to search for the blue poles. Instead, the numerical names which artist always gave to the public provided the freedom to interpret and understand the art-work according to their temperament. That’s what, as said, was the essence of a […]

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  Although called as the Number 1, the work was produced in the 1950 by the American artist, Jackson Pollock known for his drip paintings. Throughout his life, Pollock did only drip paintings like this in which he would lie the whole canvas on the ground and then with different objects, whichever he found useful, start dripping the colors on the canvas until he gets a satisfactory output on the canvas. He would claim that, during the painting he would forget about the time and would focus all his energy to put out his emotional state on the canvas with dripping colors. By the title, we can assume that Pollock was trying to create a misty or foggy environment in the painting. His philosophy of […]

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Jackson Pollock was very much popular during 1940s and 1950s for his Drip Paintings. He had invented a whole new style with thick paint and big brushes on canvases large enough to cover entire walls. He would lay those canvases on the ground and than after putting a leg on the canvas, he would begin to paint his masterpieces. The outcomes would be totally unconventional, unprecedented and intriguingly beautiful. No. 5, 1948 Analysis The presented piece is his most known, famous art-piece and the peak of his drip paintings.The style of the painting is called Abstract Expressionism. It also has some elements of Impasto technique. The design seems to be forming a pattern similar to a nest or thick threads put disorderly on each other. Either way it is […]

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