I recently visited the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center on eastern Long Island, a National Historical Landmark, preserving the studio and home of Jackson Pollock. At his studio, Pollock painted some of his most iconic images such as Autumn Rhythm, which can be seen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Pollock is well known for the technique he used to create his paintings: pouring, flicking and splattering paint. Pollock used this same technique in Autumn Rhythm with black, white, and brown paint. Autumn Rhythm does not depict a clear subject such as a flower, but rather portrays intangible objects such as emotions; this new movement was called abstract expressionism. As Pollock said, “I want to express my feelings rather than illustrate them.”
On the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center formal tour, I had the opportunity to walk inside Pollock’s art studio where he painted his oversized canvases. Pollock placed many of his canvases on the floor and visitors walk on the floor over remnants of his most iconic works, wearing slippers of course. For an art lover, being in Pollock’s studio is close to walking on sacred ground, and the studio floor itself looks like a piece of art (see picture above taken by teenblogger depicting the floor of his studio). For those of you who admire Pollock’s work, I would recommend visiting the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in New York and booking a tour.