Have five minutes? Click here to hear a brief discussion of why this work is art-historically significant. (One suggestion: Right-click here to open the work in a new window—so you can zoom in and explore the image while the audio continues to play.)
This will be the first in a series of focused discussions on major modern and contemporary artworks.
Explore any of the artists and terms mentioned: Jackson Pollock, Abstract Expressionism, Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, Kazimir Malevich, Pablo Picasso, Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Mark Rothko, Surrealism, Max Ernst, Salvador Dalí, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican Muralism, Thomas Hart Benton, Joan Miró, Scattered Composition, Abstract Painting and Abstract Art.)