Jackson Pollock’s »Mural« is not just a remarkable pictorial achievement in its own right, it is also a watershed in the development of modern American art. In the middle of a twentieth century traumatized by the Second World War, Pollock’s monumental work resembled a new creative beginning from which the movement that would be known as Abstract Expressionism sprang. The semi-abstract personages and gestural marks that had populated Pollock’s paintings until then here unfolded across the canvas with an unprecedented freedom and confidence. As the largest work that Pollock ever executed, »Mural« was also a vital stepping stone that led the way to the sheer audacity of the poured paintings that he began in 1947.

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Jackson Pollock: Mural, 1943 ©Pollock-Krasner Foundation/ VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015
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Jackson Pollock´s Mural

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Gallery
Jackson Pollock: Mural, 1943 ©Pollock-Krasner Foundation/ VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015
Catalogue
Jackson Pollock´s Mural