Birth (c.1941) by Jackson Pollock

Birth - Jackson Pollock - c.1941

Artwork Information

ArtistJackson Pollock
Dimensions116.4 x 55.1 cm
Art MovementAbstract Expressionism
Current LocationTate Britain, London, UK

About Birth

The artwork “Birth” was created by Jackson Pollock circa 1941 and falls under the Abstract Expressionism art movement. Employing oil on canvas as its medium, the painting features dimensions of 116.4 by 55.1 cm and presents a figurative genre. It currently resides at Tate Britain, located in London, UK.

The artwork boasts a complex and dynamic composition with a flurry of shapes, colors, and forms that intertwine across the canvas. It encapsulates the energy and gestural brushwork characteristic of Pollock’s style during this period. Elements within the painting suggest figuration with distorted and abstracted forms swirling together to create a sense of movement and perhaps the chaos associated with birth. The color palette predominantly displays deep and vibrant hues, adding a dramatic intensity to the overall visual experience. Pollock’s technique of dripping and splattering paint is not yet evident in this work, suggesting it belongs to an earlier phase of his artistic experimentation, prior to his development of the famous “drip technique” that would later define his career and contribute significantly to the Abstract Expressionist movement.

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