Pollock’s works were examined with non-invasive techniques by technicians of the mobile laboratory MOLAB.
Since June 2013, the museum has been studying 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 recognized Pollock’s talent and offered him a contract with her New York gallery, Art of this Century. These are works of particular importance as they show his 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 to the history of art.
A crucial part of the investigation is the analysis of the colors and binders present in Pollock’s works, which gives an understanding as to when he started experimenting with this new pictorial language, which is essential for the development of a conservation program.