Kunstmuseum Basel The Figurative Pollock exhibition catalogue

The Figurative Pollock

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'explores a lesser-known aspect of the legendary Abstract Expressionist’s oeuvre: his figurative paintings' - artnet

The Figurative Pollock

This beautiful book focuses on the distinctive and expressive power of Jackson Pollock's figurative paintings, drawings, and prints; a rarely studied aspect of his artistic career. Jackson Pollock's name has become synonymous with the abstract drip paintings that he famously created on the floor of his studio. Before these paintings, from the 1930s to the late 1940s, Pollock created figurative works, studying at one time under the painter Thomas Hart Benton and with the Mexican muralists Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros.

Pollock took up figuration again after his famous drip paintings. This book, which coincides with an exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Basel starts with the early decades and also treats Pollock s re-adoption of the figuration after his renowned abstract paintings. The Figurative Pollock features 100 paintings and works on paper.

  • Author: Josef Helfenstein
  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Date published: October 2016
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-3791355863
  • Product Dimensions: 27 x 20 cm