Circle (1938 – 1941) by Jackson Pollock

Circle - Jackson Pollock - 1938 - 1941

Artwork Information

ArtistJackson Pollock
Date1938 - 1941
Dimensions30.5 x 32.2 cm
Art MovementExpressionism
Current LocationMuseum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City, NY, US

About Circle

The artwork entitled “Circle” was created by renowned artist Jackson Pollock between the years 1938 and 1941. This piece is executed in oil on board, embodying the Expressionism art movement. The dimensions of the work measure approximately 30.5 by 32.2 centimeters, and it falls under the figurative genre. Currently, this piece resides in the illustrious Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) located in New York City, New York, United States.

The artwork itself is a vibrant array of swirling colors, dominated by reds, oranges, yellows, and greens, with touches of blue creating a dynamic visual flow across the circular canvas. The composition is suggestive of a primal, emotional intensity with its abstract forms and fluid lines hinting at figures or natural elements, conveying a sense of movement and raw expression. The use of a circular format is notable, providing a continuity and a focus within the confines of the canvas. This artwork, representative of Jackson Pollock’s interest in symbolism and surrealism prior to his development of the drip technique, showcases the artist’s ability to channel emotion through color and form, capturing the viewer’s imagination with its figural interpretations and the interplay of hue and texture.

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