Description of the painting by Paul Jackson Pollock "Number 5, 1948"

Description of the painting by Paul Jackson Pollock

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Paul Jackson Pollock (191-1956) - American artist and real pride of America.

One of the pioneers of abstract expressionism, inspired by paintings by surrealists Pablo Picasso and Diego de la Rivera. He created a new word in painting, his own current “pouring painting” or painting of action.

The painting “No. 5” was created by Pollock in 1948 on a 1.5x2.5 meter fiberboard sheet (which would not have been possible using dimensional easels). No brushes, standard sizes of paintings and easels - this is the basic concept of Jackson Pollock. The artist didn’t draw, but lil,

sprayed or scattered paint on paper, thereby coming into direct contact with his work and penetrating inside it.

Picture "No. 5" - on a brown background of fiberboard there are countless multicolored dots, drops, spirals and lines. It seems that the picture is meaningless and someone accidentally knocked over the paint.

But Pollock always denied chance in painting. Without touching the canvas with a brush, using knives, sticks and even broken glass, the artist, spraying the paint and taking into account the speed of its absorption or the force of gravity, always achieved the intended image, which had long been formed in his head.

The rampant, unpredictable energy comes from this combination of geometric planes and shapes. If you look at the creation of the Shelf under different lighting conditions, then the images on the canvas will change.
The picture "No. 5" exists in its own surreal reality.

The work is unique in that at a Sotheby’s auction in 2006 it was sold for $ 140 million to a Mexican collector, thereby making history as the most expensive painting in the world, perpetuating the name of its creator in the memory of millions of fans of abstract expressionism.

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Watch the video: Profile of Jackson Pollock (February 2023).