Current Location:
Building C (DEV) -> 2nd Floor (DEV; C)
Location Notes:
DEV; 2nd fl., Near Rm. 288C

Summertime

Artwork
Identifier:
2000.303.1
Artist:
Jackson Pollock
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster
Date:
1999
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 15.75 in Width: 59.25 in
Description:
Long horizontal poster of painting of blue, yellow, red and gray paint drizzles.
Historical Context:
Jackson Pollock was an influential American painter and major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. After being introduced to the use of liquid paint in 1936, he began developing his signature paint pouring and "drip technique," where his canvases would be spread out on the floor. Pollock's technique of pouring and dripping paint is thought to be one of the origins of the term "action painting". By defying the convention of painting on an upright surface, he added a new dimension, literally, by being able to view and apply paint to his canvases from all directions.

Library of Congress Subjects:
Posters
Pollock family
Abstracts
Summer