Jackson Pollock and "action painting"

This month an abstract painting, "Convergence" is featured. The painting method the painter used was new and revolutionary at the time.

Action painting is a style of abstract painting in which paint is randomly splashed, thrown, or poured on to the canvas. It was made famous by Jackson Pollock (1912 - 1956) , and formed part of the more general movement of Abstract Expressionism.

Some of Pollock's works:

Mural, 1943 by Jackson Pollock Mural, 1943

Number 5, 1948 by Jackson Pollock Number 5, 1948

The Deep, 1953 by Jackson Pollock The Deep, 1953

Number One, 1950 (Lavender Mist) by Jackson Pollock Lavender Mist (Number 1), 1950

Ocean Greyness, 1953 by Jackson Pollock Ocean Greyness, 1953

 

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