Ocean Greyness (1953) by Jackson Pollock

Ocean Greyness - Jackson Pollock - 1953

Artwork Information

TitleOcean Greyness
ArtistJackson Pollock
Dimensions229 x 146.7 cm
Art MovementAbstract Expressionism
Current LocationSolomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NY, US

About Ocean Greyness

The artwork “Ocean Greyness” by Jackson Pollock was created in 1953. This abstract piece is an oil painting and is a quintessential example of the Abstract Expressionism art movement. It measures 229 by 146.7 centimeters and is part of the collection at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City, NY, United States.

“Ocean Greyness” is characterized by a dynamic interplay of swirling lines, splatters, and bold gestural brushstrokes. The color palette is dominated by shades of grey, with accents of white, black, and yellow tones, evoking the tumultuous energy and vast expanse of the ocean. There is a sense of depth and motion within the composition, as the varying intensities of color and texture come together to suggest the natural rhythm and chaos of the sea. The artwork’s abstract nature means that it does not depict a literal scene but instead aims to embody the emotional and elemental forces at play. Pollock’s technique of dripping and splattering paint creates a dense network of lines and shapes, which invites viewers to explore the surface and engage in their own personal interpretation of the piece.

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