Convergence by Jackson Pollock

Convergence by Jackson Pollock is one of the most famous contemporary paintings to have come from an American artist and this website discusses the painting in detail as well as looking further into the career of artist Pollock himself who had an innovative painting technique and a generally unusual approach to his art.

American contemporary artists are particularly popular within the reproductions market and artists such as Jackson Pollock are well represented online for those looking to add some stylish art to their own homes at an affordable price.

Most frequent reproductions of Pollock's Convergence painting are as posters, framed or unframed art prints and stretched canvases, with links below offering you the chance to buy your own copy of Convergence from

Jackson Pollock used his innovative painting approach involving drip, pour and splash techniques to produce Convergence and this enabled him to create exceptionally busy and complex works that would not have been possible with more traditional methods.

The completed paintings divided opinion between those who found his work a breath of fresh air, and a challenge to what had gone before, whilst others failed to see any skill within it and would sneer snobbishly at much of the output from contemporary artists.

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Jackson Pollock's busy, complex paintings perfectly sums up his own mind as well as his social life which were all turbulent and stressful.

Pollock was never comfortable in himself and perhaps his art was a way of releasing his own issues in a similar way to so many other artists, most notably Vincent van Gogh who used art as a way of staving off bouts of mental illness.

It is unfortunate to consider that like Van Gogh, Jackson Pollock never truly learnt how to control his own problems and finally died in a car crash aged only 44.

Jackson Pollock has received some extraordinary sales in recent years for his paintings which despite spreading opinion still have a considerable amount of support right across America.

The values for his original paintings have risen so much that most within private ownership rarely come up for sale.

Indeed the best place to head to see some of his original paintings would be the National Gallery of Australia, Albright-Knox Art Gallery & Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles who each hold Pollock works within their permanent collections.

Jackson Pollock has become classified loosely in the large containing art movement of Expressionism which hosts a wide variety of artists and techniques, sharing just the simiarlity in their desire to produce art which includes their emotions rather than just depicting exactly what is seen with the eye of the artist.

Impressionism started this approach but expressive artists are more abstract and contemporary in their own paintings, diverting much further from traditional artistic principles and styles. You can also find Pollock paintings here.

Jackson Pollock's have an air of randomness to them but there was always considerable thought put into them by the artist who would vary his techniques, mediums and colours in order to achieve different results.

One example was his use of yellow on darker contrasts to produce a sense of excitement whilst other works could seem relatively more calm.

Pollock also commonly experimented with different widths of paint sprays to vary the amount of detail within each painting.

The artist's use of simplistic art techniques such as drip, pour and splash were his preference because he felt they would best help him to get in touch with his deep emotions and as such ensure the best possible expression within his paintings.

Perhaps traditional art methods required too much thought and intention for Pollock and were too contrived for his taste.

Jackson Pollock concentrated on smaller black and white paintings early in his career before branching out into more elaborate and colourful paintings later on after building his confidence and ambition with this novel aristic approach.

Convergence clearly came in the later period as shown in it's colour and complexity.

List of Famous Jackson Pollock Paintings

Jackson Pollock produced a great number of paintings in his creative method that he has become best remembered for with bold drips upon large canvases. See below for his best known paintings besides Convergence.

  • Male and Female
  • Stenographic Figure
  • Mural
  • Moon-Woman Cuts the Circle
  • The She-Wolf
  • Blue (Moby Dick)
  • Troubled Queen
  • Eyes in the Heat
  • The Key
  • The Tea Cup Collection
  • Shimmering Substance, from The Sounds In The Grass
  • Portrait of H.M.
  • Full Fathom Five
  • Cathedral
  • Enchanted Forest
  • Lucifer
  • Painting
  • Number 5
  • Number 8
  • Composition (White, Black, Blue and Red on White)
  • Summertime: Number 9A
  • Number 1
  • Number 3
  • Number 10
  • Number 1, 1950 (Lavender Mist)
  • Mural on indian red ground, 1950
  • Autumn Rhythm (Number 30), 1950
  • Number 29, 1950
  • One: Number 31, 1950
  • No. 32
  • Number 7
  • Black & White
  • Convergence
  • Blue Poles: No. 11, 1952
  • Portrait and a Dream
  • Easter and the Totem
  • Ocean Greyness
  • The Deep

Jackson Pollock Artwork