Art of the Day – 7/31/13 (Going West, Jackson Pollock)

31 Jul

Daily Artwork — “Going West, Jackson Pollock, 1934-35”

Use the images posted in this feature for writing prompts, warm-up activities, drawing templates or as part of an artwork critique.

1934-35 — Going West. Oil on Fiberboard. Expressionism style. Jackson Pollock (1912 – 1956). Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, USA. (Not on display)

“One of his earlier works, Going West is an example of Pollock’s early interests and painting style, as well as his own personal history. It has been suggested that this painting was inspired by a family photo of a bridge in Pollock’s birthplace, Cody, Wyoming. As an image of a pioneering family moving west, perhaps it is also a personal statement of the fact that his family moved west to Arizona and then later California when he was a child. ” (Wikipaintings)
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