The She-Wolf (1943) by Jackson Pollock

The She-Wolf - Jackson Pollock - 1943

Artwork Information

TitleThe She-Wolf
ArtistJackson Pollock
Dimensions106.4 x 170.2 cm
Art MovementAbstract Expressionism
Current LocationMuseum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City, NY, US

About The She-Wolf

The artwork titled “The She-Wolf” is an abstract piece created by the artist Jackson Pollock in 1943. Utilizing a variety of mediums including gouache, oil, and pastel on canvas, Pollock contributed to the Abstract Expressionism movement. The artwork measures 106.4 x 170.2 cm and is part of the genre characterized by abstraction. It is located at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, NY, USA.

“The She-Wolf” by Jackson Pollock is an arresting composition characterized by dynamic forms and a richly layered surface that evoke a sense of primal energy. Bold strokes and drips weave across the canvas, intermingling with the earthy and vivid colors. Pollock’s gestural technique creates a tangle of lines and shapes that encourage the eye to roam restlessly across the canvas. In the midst of this chaos, the viewer may discern forms suggestive of a she-wolf, though abstraction prevails, rendering literal interpretation secondary to the emotional and visual experience. The artwork captures the essence of Abstract Expressionism, emphasizing spontaneous, automatic, or subconscious creations. The interplay of texture and color, alongside the absence of a clear focal point, underscores the power and complexity of Pollock’s oeuvre.

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