Happy birthday to Jackson Pollock (1912–1956)! Famous for his drip paintings, Pollock was a highly influential artist in the emotion-packed movement of abstract expressionism. How does “No. 22” make you feel?

No. 22,” 1950, by Jackson Pollock © Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (RS), New York


In honor of Jackson Pollock’s birthday, see how MoMA conservators restored some of his iconic drip paintings. 


The birth of chaos  ( 2012 ), oil on canvas,  acrylic | artwork by Michel Zablodskiy 

Artist’s Statement: 

Work symbolize the chaotic powers of the nature.  Only chaos of smears and color. The name of such technique is drip painting.

Drip painting is a form of abstract art in which paint is dripped or poured onto the canvas. With this technique, artist is able to achieve a more immediate means of creating art, the paint  literally flowing from his chosen tool onto the canvas. The author of  this technique - Jackson Pollock