The dramatic change in the artistic style of Pollock, heralded the emergence of a new original master, occurred in 1943, when he met Peggy Guggenheim, and through her – with representatives of avant-garde artistic circles.
In 1947, Pollock finally abandoned the easel, palette, brushes and other tools that are common for the artist. Instead, he began to spray paint directly onto the canvas, sometimes smearing it with a stick or trowel. Thus was born the famous artist “drip painting.”
Such a technique was not an absolute innovation – in some cases, surrealists Andre Massa and Max Ernst resorted to it, but each time these experiments were dictated by specific tasks; put this technique into the basis of the whole artistic world. Pollock was the first to decide.
The result was so impressive that over the next few years the artist created a huge number of paintings in this technique, such as “Summer: Number 9A, 1948” and “Alchemy”, 1947.