Untitled (1951) by Jackson Pollock

Untitled - Jackson Pollock - 1951

Artwork Information

TitleUntitled
ArtistJackson Pollock
Date1951
Mediumgouache,ink,paper
Dimensions63.1 x 99.9 cm
Art MovementAbstract Expressionism
Current LocationScottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK

About Untitled

The artwork titled “Untitled” is a creation by the renowned artist Jackson Pollock, dated 1951. Crafted with gouache, ink, and paper, this piece is an exemplification of the Abstract Expressionism movement. The artwork’s dimensions are 63.1 by 99.9 centimeters. A pure abstract genre characterizes this piece, and it currently resides in the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

The artwork itself displays a complex interplay of line, form, and texture. It embodies a chaotic energy with sprawling strokes and splatters that traverse the surface of the paper in a seemingly random but controlled manner. Dark ink blots and lines dance over the textured, natural-toned backdrop, giving the impression of dynamism and spontaneity. The sense of movement within the artwork is palpable, inviting the viewer to trace the paths of the marks and to immerse themselves into the raw emotion captured by the artist. Pollock‚Äôs technique here is indicative of his famous “drip” style, where the medium is allowed to drip, flick, and be manipulated in an organic and intuitive process onto a horizontal surface. This particular work, untethered by title or recognisable form, invites a personal and introspective experience, allowing the viewer to explore the depths of abstract expressionism as pioneered by Pollock.

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