Number 32 (1947) by Jackson Pollock

Number 32 - Jackson Pollock - 1947

Artwork Information

TitleNumber 32
ArtistJackson Pollock
Art MovementAbstract Expressionism

About Number 32

The artwork titled “Number 32” is a creation by Jackson Pollock, an influential artist known for his contributions to the Abstract Expressionism movement. Crafted in 1947, this piece is recognized as an exemplar within the abstract genre. Its creation emerges from a period defined by an innovative and expressive approach that sought to convey emotions and ideas through non-representational forms.

“Number 32” is characterized by its dynamic composition of dripped and flung paint, a technique Pollock is famed for pioneering. The canvas is a complex web of colors and lines that intersect and overlay one another, creating a sense of depth and movement. The dominant colors are subdued, with a range of blacks, grays, and whites providing a backdrop to the more vibrant splashes of orange and green. The intricate play of texture and form devoid of representational elements allows the observer to engage with the artwork on a purely visceral level, invoking individual interpretations and emotional responses unique to each viewer. This piece stands as a testament to Pollock’s legacy in challenging conventional notions of painting and in his role in shaping the direction of modern art.

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