No 5 by Jackson Pollock

No 5 by Jackson Pollock

Paul Jackson Pollock – American painter and a real pride of America.

One of the first founder of abstract expressionism, inspired by surrealist paintings by Pablo Picasso and Diego de la Rivera. I created a new word in painting, for his own personal “flowing painting” or action painting.

Painting «№5» Pollock was created in 1948 to fibrolitovye sheet 1,5h2,5 meters. No brushes, standard size canvases and easels – that’s the basic concept of Jackson Pollock. The artist did not paint, and poured, I sprayed or threw paint on paper, thereby entering into direct contact with his work and getting inside it.


«№5» – on a brown background fiberboard located countless colored dots, drops, spirals and lines. It seems that the picture is meaningless, and someone accidentally knocked over the paint.

But Pollock has always denied random painting. Without touching the canvas with a brush, using knives, sticks and even broken glass, artist, paint spraying and taking into account its absorption rate, or the force of gravity, always sought conceived image, which has long been formed in his head.

The unbridled, unpredictable energy that comes from a combination of geometric planes and shapes. If you look at the creation of shelves with different lighting, and the images on the web will change.

Painting «№5» exists in its own surreal reality.

The work is unique in that in 2006 at Sotheby’s was sold for 140 million. Dollars Mexican collector, thereby entering into history as the most expensive painting in the world, immortalized the name of its creator in the memory of millions of admirers of abstract expressionism.

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