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Autumn Rhythm (Number 30)

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Autumn Rhythm (Number 30)

Autumn Rhythm
Artist Jackson Pollock
Year 1950 (1950)
Type Enamel paint on canvas
Dimensions 266.7 cm × 525.8 cm (105 in × 207 in)
Location Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Autumn Rhythm (Number 30) is a 1950 abstract expressionist drip painting by American artist Jackson Pollock.[1][2] The work was purchased in 1957[3] by curator Robert Beverly Hale[4] for the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where it remains on display.[1] The painting consists of chaotic black, white and brown paint patterns on an unpainted canvas background.[5][6]

Pollock originally titled the painting Number 30, believing that titles affected how viewers perceived paintings,[7] but was later retitled Autumn Rhythm'.[8]

Hans Namuth's photographs of Pollock, which culminated in his 1980 book Pollock Painting, included images of Pollock painting Autumn Rhythm, which revealed that the painting was largely painted right-to-left.[9]

Researchers looking at the underlying fractal geometry of Pollock's work have estimated the fractal dimension of the drip patterns in Autumn Rhythm at 1.67.[10][5]


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