Anti-conformism, psychological introspection and experimentation are the three themes that accompany visitors through the exhibition POLLOCK e la Scuola di New York.With about 50 masterpieces – including Pollock’s famous Number 27, measuring over 3 metres with its iconic, masterful balance between strokes of black and fusion of lighter colours – vivid colours, the harmony of shapes, subjects and abstract representations immerse viewers in a magnificent artistic world: Abstract Expressionism. On display is the fruit of the “revolution” unleashed with the scandal of May 1950 when the Metropolitan Museum in New York organized a major exhibition of contemporary art but excluded the action painters. It was precisely in this climate of insurrection and social upheaval that Abstract Expressionism became the never-to-be-forgotten symbol of modern pop culture, with its unique blend of expressiveness of form and abstraction in style, undeniably influential in the 1950s.
Visit: Complesso del Vittoriano, Rome, LazioFrom 10 October to 24 February, the Vittoriano – Ala Brasini will welcome one of the most valuable groups of works from the Whitney Museum in New York. Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline and many other representatives of the New York School will burst into Rome with all the energy and unconventionalism that made them forever the unforgettable “Irascibles”.