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  1. In 1951, Jackson Pollock affirmed, “It seems to me that the modern painter cannot express his age, the airplane, the atom bomb, the radio, in the old forms of the Renaissance or any other past culture. Each age finds its own technique.” During the late 1940s, Pollock developed the technique for which he is best known—drip painting.

  2. In 1952, critics debated whether or not he had succeeded. Today, however, “Convergence” is considered one of the artist’s masterworks. Details Title: Convergence Creator: Jackson Pollock...

  3. Nov 8, 2021 · Jackson Pollock’s Painting “Convergence” Topic: Art Words: 721 Pages: 2 Nov 8th, 2021 The creative activity of Jackson Pollock raised much criticism and doubts concerning its significance in the world of art and the level of professionalism and artistic talent included in it even at the time of Pollock’s life.

  4. The painting Convergence by Jackson Pollock originally started as a black and white painting. Believing the painting to be a failure, Pollock added color in an attempt to salvage it. The painting is a ‘convergence’ of two paintings, the earlier black and white version, and the new colorful version.

  5. Pollock's earlier paintings were predominantly in black and white including Number Twenty-Three, Echo and Number Seven. By 1952 he chose to switch back to his large-scale, full color formats with Convergence and Blue Poles. Jackson Pollock's alcoholism and bouts of intensive depression added to his fame across America, as he continued to paint ...

  6. Aug 18, 2021 · Jackson Pollock mastered this technique and while such paintings look like a mess of colors, careful inspection reveals that the paintings have very intricate patterns that put a living form for the painting. One of his best known paintings was ‘Convergence’ created around 1952 (Harrison, 2007). An image of the painting is given below. Figure 1.

  7. Jul 5, 2017 · Pollock found his technique in house paint and drips, and used it to express his own time. Convergence —a black-and-white painting that Pollock flung primary colors onto—reflects the crisis of the Cold War. It is one of his masterworks, and might also be the most well-known painting by an abstract expressionist.

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