Autumn Rhythm (Number 30) (1950) by Jackson Pollock

Autumn Rhythm (Number 30) - Jackson Pollock - 1950

Artwork Information

TitleAutumn Rhythm (Number 30)
ArtistJackson Pollock
Dimensions525.8 x 266.7 cm
Art MovementAction painting

About Autumn Rhythm (Number 30)

“Autumn Rhythm (Number 30)” is a hallmark piece by the artist Jackson Pollock, created in the year 1950. This eminent artwork is executed using enamel on canvas and exemplifies the Action painting movement within the broader context of abstract art. The massive scale of the canvas, measuring 525.8 cm by 266.7 cm, allows for an immersive viewing experience, emphasizing the physicality of Pollock’s gestural painting technique.

The artwork showcases an intricate and energetic web of paint splatters, drips, and seemingly chaotic strokes, inviting viewers to interpret the visual cacophony. The gestural brushwork and the layering of paint result in a dynamic composition, brimming with motion and depth. The interplay of monochromatic tones against the subtle hues of the background creates a rhythmical pattern that reverberates across the canvas, reflecting the idea of “autumn rhythm” suggested by the title. This abstract expressionist work lacks a central focus, hence directing the viewer’s eye to move around the canvas, engaging with the painting as an analytical experience and a reflection of Pollock’s innovative approach to art-making.

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