Museum Folkwang
Two Sided Painting
  • Jackson Pollock
  • Two Sided Painting, 1950/51

  • Oil, enamel and aluminium paint on canvas
  • 68,5 x 63,5 cm
  • Acquired in 1980 with support of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Inv. G 443
  • CommentaryJackson Pollock is held to be the protagonist and leading figure of Abstract Expressionism. He radicalized and destroyed pictorial formal language, rich in tradition, with a revolutionary pictorial process for which the terms ›action painting‹ and ›all-over‹ were coined. In 1943 Pollock began experimenting with paint; making his first pourings, which devolved into a certain automatism and which, with the always controlled ›dripping‹ and ›pouring‹, led the paint not only to autonomous pictorial forms but also to a break with figuration. Pollock covered the canvas with different paints and bonding agents until a thick weave of lines, spots and sprays arose – traces of a physical-mental dynamic.
  • Provenance1980, Galerie Hans Strelow, Düsseldorf
  • Obj_Id: 3,462
  • Obj_Internet_S: ja
  • Obj_Ownership_S (Verantw):Painting, Sculpture, Media Art
  • Obj_SpareNField01_N (Verantw): 187
  • Obj_Creditline_S: Gemäldesammlung
  • Obj_Title1_S: Two Sided Painting
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  • Obj_SpareMField01_M (Alle Titel): Two Sided Painting Two Sided Painting Zweiseitiges Gemälde
  • Obj_Dating_S: 1950/51
  • Jahr von: 1,950
  • Jahr bis: 1,951
  • Obj_IdentNr_S: G 443
  • Obj_IdentNrSort_S: G 0443
  • Obj_Classification_S (Objtyp): Painting
  • Obj_Crate_S: 68,5 x 63,5 cm
  • Obj_Material_S: Oil, enamel and aluminium paint on canvas
  • Obj_Technique_S:
  • Obj_SpareSField01_S (Mat./Tech.): Oil, enamel and aluminium paint on canvas
  • Obj_AccNote_S (Erwerb): Acquired in 1980 with support of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Obj_PermanentLocation_S (Standort): Internal Exhibition: Sammlung 20. und 21. Jahrhundert, Neubau
  • Obj_Condition1_S (Druckerei):
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  • Obj_Rights_S: © Pollock-Krasner Foundation / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017
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1980, Galerie Hans Strelow, Düsseldorf