Abstract Painting Archive

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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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Orange, Red, Yellow is one of the most expensive post-war painting made by an American born abstract artist Mark Rothko. It was executed in 1961. It is a Color Field painting. In 2012, it was sold for $77.5 million in Christie’s auction house. It is now Mark Rothko’s most expensive painting supressing the previous record of $72.8 million set by White Center (Yellow, Pink and Lavender on Rose) by Mark Rothko. The composition of the painting is revered by the critics for the perfective use of colors and composition to bring out a ‘sunset’ like coloring. The huge price paid for the painting also marks the growing popularity of abstract arts in modern times.

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Suprematist Composition by Kazimir Malevich is a piece of suprematism by Russian artist Kazimir Malevich. The most famous artworks from Russian art are the Bogatyrs by Viktor Vasnetsov and Morning in the Pine­tree Forest by Ivan Shishkin. But, when it comes to the most expensive painting from Russian art, surprisingly, it is the represented painting with $60,000,000 price tag on it. It was sold by Sotheby’s in 2008. The artist of the painting, Kazimir Malevich, was the founder of the Geometric abstraction during early 20th century when the avant-garde movement was on the rise. For his new art style, artist proclaimed, “Only with the disappearance of a habit of mind which sees in pictures little corners of nature, madonnas and shameless Venuses, shall we witness […]

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Made in 1969, the three studies of Lucian Freud were made by Francis Bacon and is the most expensive painting of all time sold at an auction by November 2013. The price tag without adjusting the inflation is around $142.4 million. Francis Bacon was a figurative painter and painted many of his paintings in such triptych style. According to his statement he always saw images in series. And thus, he painted those series in triptych styles. The current one has become his most famous painting after the auction. It depicts his friend Lucian Freud sitting in three different positions in an imaginary background and a linear box. The figure seems to be deformed or distorted and the face of the person has gone to the […]

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Woman series by the Dutch-American Abstract-Impressionist painter is his most recognized painting series. The third painting of the series simply called Woman III brought him success beyond his imagination. Woman III was executed in 1953 and was sold for the staggering amount of $137.5 million in a private sale in 2006. It wasn’t for the first time for any of Kooning’s painting sold for a big price tag. He has a history of selling his paintings for big amounts which brought good fortune for him too. In this Oil on canvas painting, contrary to normal belief, Kooning took a great care for his painting, instead of just waving his brush on canvas lazily. Allegedly, he was more about creating a chaotic effect than imitating the […]

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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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