Charles Pollock

Chapala 3

1956

Charles Pollock’s Chapala series refers to a sojourn in 1955-56 in a small village in Mexico, Ajijic on Lake Chapala. Like other artists of the New York school, including his younger brother Jackson, Pollock switched in the 1940s from painting realistic illustrations of American life to an abstract language. This painting, in which chance and design, freedom and control are held in elegant and expressive balance, has a pulsating, breathing life of its own.

Artist Charles Pollock
Date 1956
Medium Oil and tempera on canvas
Dimensions 121.9 x 91.4 cm
Credit line Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York. Gift, Charles Pollock Archives, courtesy American Contemporary Art Gallery, Munich
Accession 2009.36
Collection Acquisitions
Type Painting

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