Figures in a Landscape (1937) by Jackson Pollock

Figures in a Landscape - Jackson Pollock - 1937

Artwork Information

TitleFigures in a Landscape
ArtistJackson Pollock
Dimensions26 x 37.8 cm
Art MovementExpressionism
Current LocationMuseum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City, NY, US

About Figures in a Landscape

The artwork “Figures in a Landscape” by Jackson Pollock dates back to 1937 and is a lithograph representative of the Expressionism movement. With dimensions of 26 by 37.8 centimeters, this figurative piece resides in the prestigious collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, NY, United States.

The artwork presents a dynamic array of abstracted and fragmented figures, interwoven with the nuances of a natural setting. Pollock’s expressive handling of the lithographic medium is evident in the contrast between the bold, dark areas and the more delicate, lighter touches that appear to create a sense of depth and motion throughout the composition. Despite the figures’ lack of distinct features and definitive form, there is an undeniable human presence within this landscape, as suggested by the title, which engages the viewer in an exploration of the relationship between the figures and their surroundings. Pollock’s early experimentation with figuration and abstraction is masterfully displayed in this work, foreshadowing his later developments towards his signature drip paintings.

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