Number 26A, 1948: Black And White is a painting by American artist Jackson Pollock. The artwork is oil enamel on canvas with dimensions of 208×121.7 cms and can be found in the Musee National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France. It was made in one of the most radical abstract styles in modern art- Abstract Expressionism, Surrealism, Action Painting.
The artwork represents Pollock’s style of gesture (action) painting which typifies his “drips,” or flung paint painted in a rhythmic, undulating style using black and white colors only. The artist introduced new means to describe pictorial space by detaching line from color and redefining categories of drawing and painting.
Pollock was born on January 28th, 1912, in Cody Wyoming. He became internationally renowned for implementing a new mode of working when he arrived at flinging and dripping thinned enamel paint onto an unstretched canvas laid on his studio floor in 1947 which brought him international fame.