Convergence by Jackson Pollock

Convergence is a painting produced in 1952 by American artist Jackson Pollock.

One of the initial earlier works of abstract expressionism and considered as one of the best bravest action paintings ever made.

Abstract Expressionism – Expression and Vitality Over Perfection

Pollock believed that it was the viewer, and not the artist, who defines and interpret the meaning of the abstract expressionist artwork thus, there is no relevance on what artist thinks or conveys while producing the work

The work can be viewed at Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York.

Artist: Jackson Pollock
Location: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
Medium: Oil on Canvas
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Abstract Expressionism is an artistic movement of the mid-20th century comprising diverse styles and techniques and emphasizing especially an artist’s liberty to convey attitudes and emotions through nontraditional and usually nonrepresentational means.

Jackson Pollock’s statement of Convergence- “My painting does not come from the easel. I hardly ever stretch my canvas before painting. I prefer to tack the unstretched canvas to the hard wall or the floor. I need the resistance of a hard surface. On the floor, I am more at ease. I feel nearer, more a part of the painting, since this way I can walk around it, work from the four sides and literally be ln the painting. This is akin to the method of the Indian sand painters of the West. I continue to get further away from the usual painter’s tools such as easel, palette, brushes, etc. I prefer sticks, trowels, knives and dripping fluid paint or a heavy impasto with sand, broken glass and other foreign matter added.
When I am my painting, I’m not aware of what I’m doing. It is only after a sort of ‘get acquainted’ period that I see what I have been about. I have no feels about making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own

I try to let it come through. It is only when I lose contact with the painting that the result is a mess. Otherwise, there is pure harmony, an easy give and take, and the painting comes out well. The source of my painting is the unconscious. I approach painting the same way I approach drawing. That is direct with no preliminary studies. The drawings I do are relative to my painting but not for it.”

Abstract Expressionism – Expression and Vitality Over Perfection


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