The Flame (1938) by Jackson Pollock

The Flame - Jackson Pollock - 1938

Artwork Information

TitleThe Flame
ArtistJackson Pollock
Dimensions51.1 x 76.2 cm
Art MovementAbstract Expressionism
Current LocationMuseum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City, NY, US

About The Flame

The artwork titled “The Flame” is a creation by artist Jackson Pollock, dating back to 1938. This piece is executed in oil on canvas, measuring 51.1 by 76.2 centimeters. Despite Pollock’s strong association with Abstract Expressionism, this particular work is described as figurative. “The Flame” is housed in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) located in New York City, NY, United States.

Upon examining the artwork, one can observe a dynamic interplay of colors and forms that seem to evoke the sensation of flickering flames. The brushwork is vigorous and expressive, with thick impasto and an intense palette predominantly featuring shades of red, black, and white, creating a strong visual contrast. The composition, while described as figurative, delves into the abstraction that Pollock is famously known for. This artwork stands as an example of the transition into the abstract expressionist style that would later define Pollock’s career and contribute significantly to the art movement as a whole.

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