Convergence is the most popular Jackson Pollock print and makes a colourful work that is ideal for any home, thanks to it's truly abstract expressionist style. It's complicated use of colour and brushstrokes is ideally suited to those with minimalist contemporary homes, and this is why so many choose to buy Jackson Pollock Convergence print reproductions for their own homes.
Jackson Pollock's technique for Convergence was to move around a large canvas which he would lay in the middle of his studio floor. As he circled it Pollock would apply paint in a seemingly random fashion, combining drip, pour and splash techniques together to give an overall finish which was busy and full of colour.
Convergence is undoubtably the artist's finest painting that used this technique, which has become classified within the abstract expressionist art movement which serves as an umbrella to many different artistic techniques for expressing one's emotion through art. For those interested, there is more information on Jackson Pollock's Convergence painting here.
Paul Jackson Pollock, as was his full name, struggled throughout his life with social problems which fueled his alcohol addiction which later contributed to his premature death at the age of 44 through a car accident in New York. It was a sad demise for such an innovative artist particularly when you consider that his best work was probably still to come as he grew with experience and influences.
One can only guess at what this artist may have achieved in later years but it is just satisfying that his reputation is still impressive from the work that he fitted in to his 44 years. There are additional Pollock paintings featured here.
Convergence is the best place to start for those looking to learn about Pollock's style and features the most vibrant colours and complex strokes and drips of any that he produced. The popularity of this painting is shown in it's inclusion as the album cover for a major British rock band in the 1990s and it will remain Pollock's signature work for many years to come.
Action painting is an art movement generally seen as being named after the findings of Pollock who used so many innovative ideas in his own career. His methods were extraordinary when compared to the norms of traditional techniques such as Renaissance and Baroque of the 15th to 17th centuries. By standing up and walking around his enormous canvases the artist was able to open up new ideas to budding contemporary painters who now realised they did not have to be constrained in their methods and ideas.