Pollock’s works were examined with non-invasive techniques by technicians of the mobile laboratory MOLAB.
Since June 2013, the museum has been active in the study of the techniques and constitutive materials of Jackson Pollock’s eleven paintings held in the collection.
The works date between 1942 and 1947. In 1943 Peggy Guggenheim first recognized Pollock’s talent, and offered him a contract with her New York gallery Art of this Century. These are works of particular importance in his oeuvre, because they show the transition from a relatively traditional abstract language, to the dripping or pouring technique – namely, the dribbling of paint onto a canvas placed on the floor - which constitutes Pollock’s revolutionary contribution.
A vital part of the investigation is the analysis of the colors and binders present in Pollock’s works, which allowed an understanding of when he started experimenting with this new language, and which is essential for the development of a conservation program.