Composition with Pouring II (1943) by Jackson Pollock

Composition with Pouring II - Jackson Pollock - 1943

Artwork Information

TitleComposition with Pouring II
ArtistJackson Pollock
Dimensions63.9 x 56.3 cm
Art MovementAction painting
Current LocationHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, US

About Composition with Pouring II

“Composition with Pouring II” is an abstract artwork by artist Jackson Pollock, created in 1943. The piece is rendered in oil on canvas and is a notable example of action painting, a movement within the abstract genre. The artwork, with dimensions of 63.9 x 56.3 cm, is part of the collection at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC, United States.

The artwork presents a dynamic field of color and form that envelops the viewer in a seemingly chaotic yet visually captivating arrangement. Pollock’s method of pouring and splattering paint results in a dense web of lines and shapes that traverse the canvas in every direction, suggesting a sense of continuous motion. The color palette includes blues, browns, reds, and whites, applied in a manner that emphasizes texture and layering. This chaotic composition lacks a central focus, encouraging viewers to consider the piece as a whole rather than searching for individual elements within it. The vigorous and spontaneous application of paint is characteristic of Pollock’s revolutionary style, which challenges traditional approaches to painting by engaging with the medium in innovative ways.

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