Far From Easel: Jackson Pollock Mural

Exhibition October 3, 2020 − September 19, 2021
The Solomon Guggenheim Museum hosts an exhibitionFar From Easel: Jackson Pollock Mural.

The exhibition is dedicated to the work of Jackson Pollock "Mural", which is in the collection of the Museum of the University of Iowa. The panel has not visited New York for over 20 years and the exhibition is timed to coincide with the completion of restoration and research work.

In 1943, Jackson Pollock created what became his largest painting: Mural. Although Pollock has not yet worked with canvases on the floor, splashing and dripping paint from all sides, as it would have been by 1947 - "Mural" represents a turning point in the evolution of Pollock's artistic style. Thanks in part to surrealist explorations of the subconscious and the work of Mexican monumental painters José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros, among others, Pollock began to challenge traditional notions of painting. He experimented with real and mythical images, dynamic gestures and the vibrant palette of frescoes, thereby developing his idiosyncratic style, approaching abstraction.

Based on materials from the website of the Solomon Guggenheim Museum.

Galleries at the exhibition