Support: Arches wove paper
Image: 57 x 76.3 cm (22 7/16 x 30 1/16 in.); Sheet: 57 x 76.3 cm (22 7/16 x 30 1/16 in.)
© Pollock-Krasner Foudation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Gift of Mrs. Louis E. Emsheimer in memory of her husband 1997.238
The Abstract Expressionists made art intuitively. Their works record the instinctive gestures of the arm as it moves across a canvas or sheet of paper. These dynamic, all-over compositions tend to create a shallow pictorial depth and lack a central focal point, so that the viewer's gaze is continually traveling around the entire composition. These fluid, energetic images have a startling immediacy and seem to expand beyond the edge of the support in all directions. Lee Krasner, married to Jackson Pollock, was at the forefront of these developments.
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