Pollock, Rothko and other milestones in Abstract Expressionism

Stream-of-consciousness art

“When you’re painting out of your consciousness, figures are bound to emerge,” Jackson Pollock said in an interview in 1956. An article in “Life Magazine” just a few years earlier had made the US painter famous overnight, originally for paintings like the “Stenographic Figure,” above, completed in 1942, at a time when the artist was interested in Native American and Inuit motifs.

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