A technique in which paint, or another liquid medium, is poured to create a flowing, (most often) abstract composition. While the origins of this technique lie in the experiments of David Alfaro Siqueiros, it was popularized in the works of Abstract Expressionists such as Jackson Pollock, Morris Louis, and Helen Frankenthaler. Poured compositions often depend on experimentation with materials and colors, and it is a technique used for other mediums, too—Lynda Benglis has poured materials to make three-dimensional sculptures.

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