L'œuvre The Moon-Woman Cuts the Circle - Centre Pompidou

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The Moon-Woman Cuts the Circle

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Jackson Pollock (1912 - 1956)

The Moon-Woman Cuts the Circle

(La femme-lune coupe le cercle)

1943

Huile sur toile

109,5 x 104 cm

Inscriptions :S.B.G. : Jackson Pollock

Don M. Frank K. Lloyd, 1980

Numéro d'inventaire : AM 1980-66

Description for the presentation 2013-2014 in the National Museum of Modern Art

In the early Forties, the artist’s work was still marked by the influence of Kandinsky, Miró, Picasso and the Surrealists. Before liberating line through the dripping technique, he invented biomorphic forms, fantasy figures and abstract ornaments to forge a highly personal mythology. The artist’s interest in automatism and the subconscious is given free expression here. Within the painting, he deploys an iconography directly inspired by Amerindian rites: the feather headdress, the dance and the dagger.

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