Current Location:
Oakland (GVA) -> 2nd Floor (GVA Oakland)
Location Notes:
GVA Oakland; 2nd floor; Between rooms #5 and #8

“Convergence“ by Jackson Pollock

Artwork
Identifier:
2014.57.3
Artist:
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster reproduction of original 1952 oil on canvas painting
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 28 in Width: 40 in
Historical Context:
Jackson Pollock was an influential American painter and major figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement. In 1936 he began developing his signature paint pouring and "drip technique", where his canvases would be spread out on the floor. This technique is thought to be one of the origins of the term "action painting", with which Pollock was able to achieve a more immediate means of creating art. By defying the convention of painting on an upright surface, he added a new dimension by being able to view and apply paint to his canvases from all directions.