The Tea Cup (1946) by Jackson Pollock

The Tea Cup - Jackson Pollock - 1946

Artwork Information

TitleThe Tea Cup
ArtistJackson Pollock
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions40 x 28 cm
Art MovementAbstract Expressionism
Current LocationMuseum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, Germany
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About The Tea Cup

The Tea Cup by Jackson Pollock is an abstract expressionism artwork created in 1946 using oil on canvas. Measuring at 40 x 28 cm, it is currently housed in the Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, Germany. The painting depicts the theme of tea drinking as a daily ritual and showcases Pollock’s distinct style of built-up layers of paint with dripped enamel. He abandoned traditional brushes and instead utilized sticks, trowels, knives and added foreign matter to his canvases.

Pollock is regarded as a leading figure in the abstract expressionism movement during its apex in the United States post-World War II. His paintings are characterized by their chaotic and spontaneous nature utilizing dripping techniques and unconventional materials. Although most famous for his non-figurative abstract artworks, The Tea Cup is part of Pollock’s figurative collection.

It should be noted that The Tea Cup painting by Jackson Pollock is protected by copyright law; therefore no reproductions or prints are available for purchase. Overall, this artwork serves as a prime example of one of Pollock’s many distinctive creations blurring the line between abstraction and representation while continuing to inspire artists worldwide.

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