One: Number 31, 1950 (1950) by Jackson Pollock

One: Number 31, 1950 - Jackson Pollock - 1950

Artwork Information

TitleOne: Number 31, 1950
ArtistJackson Pollock
MediumOil And Enamel Paint On Canvas
Current LocationThe Museum Of Modern Art, New York

About One: Number 31, 1950

One of the most significant works in Jackson Pollock’s collection is the wall-sized painting titled One: Number 31, 1950. This piece is an example of Pollock’s radical “drip” technique and one of the largest works that contain evidence of these dynamic gestures. During the summer and fall of 1950, Pollock created this painting in a swift succession which exemplifies his unique approach to abstract expressionism.

Pollock developed one of the most groundbreaking abstract styles in modern art history by detaching line from color and redefining drawing and painting. His work was heavily influenced by Picasso’s influence on him as an artist. The One: Number 31, 1950 (Lavender Mist) embodies Pollock’s artistic breakthrough between 1947 and 1950.

In recent years, many Pollock paintings have undergone fractal analysis as it permits insight into his unique technique. This analysis determines that fractal dimensions are present in many areas within this particular masterpiece, such as dripped lines or splatters. In summary, One: Number 31, 1950 remains a breathtaking masterpiece admired for the defined elements that embody its creator’s sophisticated mastery – making it truly deserving of its prominence among other Pollock pieces.

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