Landscape with Steer (1937) by Jackson Pollock

Landscape with Steer - Jackson Pollock - 1937

Artwork Information

TitleLandscape with Steer
ArtistJackson Pollock
Dimensions35.1 x 47.1 cm
Art MovementExpressionism
Current LocationMuseum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City, NY, US

About Landscape with Steer

The artwork “Landscape with Steer” by Jackson Pollock was created in 1937 and exhibits traits of the Expressionism movement. Pollock employed enamel and lithography as his mediums, and the work is figurative in genre, measuring 35.1 x 47.1 cm. Currently, it resides in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) located in New York City, NY, US.

The artwork depicts a dynamic and turbulent scene, dominated by vigorous strokes and a monochromatic palette that suggests motion and emotional intensity. At first glance, it presents an abstract landscape, but upon closer inspection, one can discern the forms of a steer and possibly other elements of the natural environment. The swirls and splatters of enamel convey a sense of raw energy characteristic of Pollock’s work, even at this earlier stage in his career before he fully developed his famous drip technique. There is a palpable tension between the recognizable forms and the abstract expressionist techniques, yielding a scene that feels both chaotic and grounded in the familiar.

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