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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 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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