Artist: Jackson Pollock
Lavender mist is a seemingly hectic combination of random colors flung across a canvas. This is, however, a radically different way of painting, where paint was poured directly onto unprimed canvas that was nailed to the floor. These types of paintings were a part of the new art historical movement of abstract expressionism. This was action painting, where the act of painting was very important, and it can become a very quickly done, highly expressive, medium. Pollock painted this by dripping paint, layer upon layer, until a dense sheet of color was formed over the entire canvas. When documented, the act of painting a abstract expressionist painting seems very spontaneous and without much thought, the artist however said "There was no accident."
Why This Artwork?
This artwork was chosen to show the art movement of abstract expressionism and the new forms of art that are being made, to the point of not being representational of any real objects. This shows an avant garde movement against even the most basic normal art conventions.