Interactive Feature

Pollock and His Time

This feature introduces Jackson Pollock's work and considers his contribution to Abstract Expressionism. As the artist Frank Stella observed, "All the physical making of art is geared to what Pollock does. . . .In the end you have to have a result that at least feels as though the hand, the eye, and the body are together. . . .That legacy defines modern painting."

Learn more about Pollock's legacy in Making Sense of Modern Art, an extensive and engaging guide to modern and contemporary works in SFMOMA's permanent collection. The program's rich-media format enables you to "zoom in" on full-screen details of individual artworks, explore excerpts from archival videos and films, and listen to commentary by artists, art historians, critics, and collectors.