Eyes in the Heat (1946) by Jackson Pollock

Eyes in the Heat - Pollock, Jackson - 1946 - 2

Artwork Information

TitleEyes in the Heat
ArtistJackson Pollock
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions137.2 x 109.2 cm
Art MovementAction painting
Current LocationPeggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy
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About Eyes in the Heat

Eyes in the Heat by Jackson Pollock is a part of his “Sounds in the Grass” series of seven canvases, created during his drip or poured style period in 1946-47. The painting can be found today at Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy. Pollock developed his style by flinging and dripping thinned enamel paint onto an unstretched canvas laid on the floor of his studio.

Critics have compared Pollock’s works to abstract depictions of the universe. Researchers used detrended fluctuation analysis to study scaling behavior for a wide range of scales on famous paintings like “Eyes In The Heat.” The DFA method was used to analyze not only this work, but also Lavender Mist, another famous painting by Pollock.

Jackson Pollock is considered one of the leading exponents of Abstract Expressionism and iconically known as being associated with “action painting.” On Thursdays, admission into Peggy Guggenheim Collection museum is free for residents of Venice and students at Venetian universities.

Overall, “Eyes In The Heat” serves as a prime example for studying Jackson Pollock’s unique approach to creating abstract art pieces that capture movement with a combination of colors applied through pouring rather than traditional brush strokes.

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