Autumn Rhythm (Number 30) is an abstract expressionist painting by Jackson Pollock, known for his poured-painting style. Measuring 8 ft. 9 in. x 17 ft. 3 in., it is considered a distinguished example of his notable works and assumes the scale of an environment. The painting symbolizes harmony with nature’s endless mutability and was created in October.
Pollock relinquished all conscious control of the artwork while creating it, using knives, sticks, trowels, and non-traditional tools to create intricate designs on canvas that he approached from all angles. He aimed to create a feeling of repeatedly moving without beginning or end through his unique technique.
Autumn Rhythm (Number 30) consists of layers of black, white, and turquoise lines and webs that create a sense of motion and complexity, highlighting Pollock’s mastery at capturing the beauty found within chaos through seemingly chaotic compositions based on drip techniques.
In addition to being featured in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City since its presentation there from 1951 until today’s date Autumn Rhythm has inspired artists around the world throughout modern history.