Many American painters, after a decade (the 1930s) dominated by realistic art (Regionalism, American scene, Social Realism), turned in the 1940s to abstraction, in search of imagery expressing universal values. The art of Kandinsky, a pioneer of abstract painting, was well known to Pollock thanks to the collections of Solomon R. Guggenheim, in whose museum Pollock had briefly worked in 1943. The ‘pressure’ of the blue surround in this busy and intensely worked gouache may derive from Kandinsky.
|Medium||Gouache, pastel, and alkyd enamel paint on paper|
|Dimensions||58 x 80 cm|
|Credit line||Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice (Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York)|
|Accession||76.2553 PG 147|
|Collection||Peggy Guggenheim Collection|
|Type||Work on paper|