Number 1, 1950 (Lavender Mist) by Jackson Pollock

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Number 1, 1950 (Lavender Mist) by Jackson Pollock

Painting NameNumber 1 1950 (Lavender Mist)
Painter NameJackson Pollock
Completion Date1950
Sizeoverall: 221 x 299.7 cm (87 x 118 in.) framed: 223.5 x 302.3 x 3.8 cm (88 x 119 x 1 1/2 in.)
TechniqueOil Enamel and Aluminum
Current LocationNational Gallery of Art (Washington DC United States)


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 painting was enigmatic and ambiguous but regardless to the conventional beliefs of a painting, people liked his art and today he is among one of the most famous painters of all the time. He is also one of the major painter from America.

Today, his popularity has crossed many borders and recently, his most popular art work No 5, 1948 was sold for $140 million in 2006 breaking into the list of paintings which succeeded to break the mark of $100 million.


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