Autumn rhythm (Number 30)

Jackson Pollock • Painting, 1950, 266.7×525.8 cm
About the artwork
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Art form: Painting
Technique: Enamel
Materials: Canvas
Date of creation: 1950
Size: 266.7×525.8 cm
Artwork in collection: Smart and Beautiful Natalya Kandaurova
Artwork in selections: 34 selections
Exhibitions history

Description of the artwork «Autumn rhythm (Number 30)»

If the picturesque colors and shapes can be converted into music (by the way, many famous artists have done the exact opposite – for example, Georgia O'keeffe), "Autumn rhythm" Jackson Pollock probably would have turned into a soft, melancholic jazz with a string-based, which harmoniously woven dreary tunes trumpet or saxophone.

There is a perception that the artist wrote of his paintings under jazz, dancing around the canvas with a can of paint at the ready. Of course, Pollock was a great lover of jazz music and has assembled an impressive collection, but he never turned those records in the Studio. At least because a large part of his life there was no electricity.

Spreading the canvas on the floor, the artist has obtained full freedom of movement and the ability to apply paint to the canvas. And this was particularly important when dealing with such vast spaces, which he loved to deal with Pollock (observers believe that this love was largely due to childhood memories of endless Savannah and the Grand Canyon). For example, the painting "Autumn rhythm" has a simply stunning size – more than 2.5 to 5 meters. The uniqueness of this work, as well as many other paintings by the artist, is that she is an incredibly fascinating sight from a distance and up close. Depending on the vagaries of the imagination of the viewer, it can be seen curved in the dance of the human body, the ghostly figures of animals and mysterious symbols, hidden in the depths.

"Autumn rhythm" creates a sense of lightness and spontaneity, but this impression is deceptive. Pollock argued that, despite the fact that he allows the paintings to live your own life, no chance, because the flow of the paint flowing on a canvas, only controlled by him.

Author: Eugene Sidelnikov