Abstract Expressionism

Untitled (Green Silver)

* Artist: Jackson Pollock
* Medium: enamel and aluminium paint on canvas
* Year: circa 1949
 
 

Composition VI

* Artist: Wassily Kandinsky
* Medium: oil on canvas
* Year: 1913
 
 

Composition VIII

* Artist: Wassily Kandinsky
* Medium: oil on canvas
* Year: 1923
 
 

Ancient Sound, Abstract on Black

* Artist: Paul Klee
* Medium: oil on cardboard
* Year: 1925
 
 

Ad Parnassum

* Artist: Paul Klee
* Medium: oil on canvas
* Year: 1932
 
 

This is an interesting work. It represents the culmination of a series of experiments by Klee, who sought to redefine the traditional system of colour representation in a radial pattern around an axis consisting of red, yellow and blue (the three primary colours). Klee draw inspiration from nature and music: each element in the painting he described as an independent melody in a polyphonic composition.  Read more »

Blue (Moby Dick)

* Artist: Jackson Pollock
* Medium: gouache and ink on composition board
* Year: 1943
 
 

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Full Fathom Five

* Artist: Jackson Pollock
* Medium: oil on canvas with nails, tacks, buttons, coins, cigarettes &c
* Year: 1947
 
 

This is one of the earliest examples of Pollock’s distinctive splatter style. See here for a great closeup of this painting — it’s hard to believe that it’s the same work.

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Composition with Red, Yellow and Blue

* Artist: Piet Mondriaan
* Medium: oil on canvas
* Year: 1921
 
 

One of Mondriaan’s earlier works that exhibited his distinctive style.

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