Untitled (1941) by Jackson Pollock

Untitled - Jackson Pollock - 1941

Artwork Information

ArtistJackson Pollock
Mediumcolored pencils,pencil,paper
Dimensions35.6 x 279 cm
Art MovementAbstract Expressionism
Current LocationMuseum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City, NY, US

About Untitled

The artwork titled “Untitled” was created by the artist Jackson Pollock in 1941. It is a piece on paper using colored pencils and pencil, characterized by the Abstract Expressionist movement. Covering a noteworthy expanse of 35.6 x 279 cm, this figurative artwork is housed in the prestigious Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) located in New York City, NY, US.

The artwork demonstrates a complex composition rendered in a dynamic array of earthy tones punctuated with highlights of brighter color, creating an effect of vigorous movement and depth. The use of colored pencils and pencil on paper is suggestive of an interplay of textures and subtleties that contribute to the overall gestural quality of the piece. Although labeled as figurative, the abstraction of the forms challenges the viewer to decipher distinguishable figures or scenes, a common trait in Jackson Pollock’s more famous works that were to come later in his career. The sense of rhythm and the raw, expressive use of line and color in this piece are indicative of the emotional intensity and innovation that Pollock would continue to develop throughout his contributions to Abstract Expressionism.

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