Those who, like myself, mostly knew Jackson Pollock for his large scale dripping paintings will be amazed by this Paris Pinacothèque exhibition.
As its title says, it’s a thematic exhibition. Don’t get upset by the large part of text in the first room.
The first element of surprise comes from Pollock‘s small scale figurative works.
The exhibition’s choices also point out the influence of Picasso and surrealism, and after visiting it, you’ll be convinced of the importance of American Indien rites and culture in Pollock’s evolution.
Birth 1938/1941 London Tate Gallery
Chaman’s Atlati, Steven Michaan collection.
It also shows many beautiful Amerindian and Eskimo works.
Several beautiful pieces by André Masson are related to Jackson Pollock‘s work.
And the exhibition ends just at the beginning of the Pollock we all know, but still on small scale.
I found it the most interesting and unexpected exhibition among the rich artisitic program we have in Paris this fall.
Pollock et le Chamanisme, up to February 15, Pinacothèque de Paris, 28 place de la Madeleine, 75008, Metro Madeleine, tel 33(0)1 42 68 02 01, open everyday 10.30 to 18, up to 21 every first Wednesday of the month. Price €9. Possibility of combined ticket for the other exhibition dedicated to Georges Rouault.
More information on http://www.pinacotheque.com/