Number 5, 1950

Number 5, 1950

1950

Jackson Pollock

(American, 1912-1956)

Oil on canvas

Framed: 138 x 102 x 5 cm (54 5/16 x 40 3/16 x 1 15/16 in.); Unframed: 136.5 x 99.1 cm (53 3/4 x 39 in.)

Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 1980.180

Fun Fact

Pollock was married to Lee Krasner, whose work is also exhibited in this gallery.

Description

Pollock was not interested in creating realistic depictions of the world around him. Rather, he wanted his paintings to express emotions. He even numbered his works to avoid giving viewers any specific expectations about what they would see.

See also
Collection: 
American - Painting
Type of artwork: 
Painting
Medium: 
Oil on canvas

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