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 […]
There are total of five version of the painting. A series, in which this painting is one of the last two versions, became the most expensive painting ever as the State of Qatar bought it from a private auction. The price is said to be $ 259 million at the time and broke the previous record of $ 140 million held by Jackson Pollock’s No. 5, 1948 sold in 2006. This amazing monetary value surely has some other factors apart from its artistic distinctness. Reason could vary from personal interest or investment strategies. But, on the artistic side, the composition of the painting has become legendary. People are copying it in their paintings and also have followed the whole oeuvre of Paul Cezanne for further […]
Recently sold for around $179.3 million in an auction held by Christie’s, making it the most expensive painting by Pablo Picasso and also a record price for a painting at any auction. It is the final painting in a painting series called ‘Les Femmes d’Alger‘ which consists 15 paintings in total. This is the ‘Version O’ painting.