Convergence by Jackson Pollock

Convergence prints and paintings from the original work by Jackson Pollock are amongst the most popular of all abstract expressionist art, with fine art print reproductions common right across the world for modern art fans.

The complexity of Convergence as artwork means although it is impossible to buy a print that this the same size of the huge original, it still works brilliantly at almost any smaller size as the original colours and complexity still make it an attractive painting.

Convergence features the style that made Jackson Pollock paintings so popular and also served as his trademark as an artist, with combinations of wild pouring, splashing and dripping of paint combining to create an elaborate final work.

There were many artists like Jackson Pollock who looked to challenge accepted painting principles to try to do away with traditional ideas that he found boring and uninspiring. Art to him was about expression of emotion rather than direct reproduction of what the eye can see. Many art movements have sought to bring emotion into art all the way back to the Romanticists and beyond, though it is the Abstract Expressionists who clearly took such a wide berth from traditional painting techniques and teachings.

Convergence

Soon after Convergence and Pollock's other key paintings the artist began to find the pressure upon him too much, with galleries wanting new works all the time. The artist also began to become frustrated with the public who constantly tried to find figures and shapes within his paintings that were neither there, nor intended to be there.

For this reason Pollock chose in the future to just number his paintings rather than name them in order to avoid guiding anyone into thinking beyond what they could simply see with their immediate eyes.

Convergence was created by Jackson Pollock in 1952 and now hangs on display at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Besides Convergence, Pollock's paintings that most frequently become art print reproductions in people's homes are Blue Poles, Autumn Rhythm, Lavender Mist, Yellow Islands and Number 5 / No 5.