The Moon-Woman Cuts the Circle (c. 1943) by Jackson Pollock

The Moon-Woman Cuts the Circle - Jackson Pollock - 1943

Artwork Information

TitleThe Moon-Woman Cuts the Circle
ArtistJackson Pollock
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions104 x 109.5 cm
Art MovementAbstract Expressionism
Current LocationGeorges Pompidou Center, Paris, France

About The Moon-Woman Cuts the Circle

“The Moon-Woman Cuts the Circle,” an artwork by Jackson Pollock created in 1943, exemplifies the Abstract Expressionism movement. This oil on canvas piece, measuring 104 by 109.5 centimeters, evokes a sense of abstract drama. It can be found within the collections of the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris, France.

The artwork is composed of dynamic and aggressive brush strokes, underlining Pollock’s distinct style that would come to define the abstract expressionist approach. Prominent are the bold red forms that seemingly dance across the deep blue background, while yellow and white accents contribute to the piece’s vivid palette. The shapes and figures are eclectic and heavily abstracted, indicating a departure from representational art and a journey into the subconscious mind, suggesting themes that go beyond the immediately visible. Interpretations of the painting often center on exploring the symbolism and emotional intensity that are hallmarks of Pollock’s work.

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