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Number 1 Lavender Mist

Movie: Mona Lisa Smile
Painting: Number 1 Lavender Mist
Author: Jackson Pollock
About the film
Cast: Ginnifer Goodwin, Julia Roberts, Dominic West, Topher Grace, Maggie Gyllenhaal, John Slattery, Marcia Gay Harden, Juliet Stevenson
Actors in scene: Ginnifer Goodwin, Julia Roberts, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Marcia Gay Harden, Juliet Stevenson
Country (movie): USA
Genres: drama
Director: Mike Newell
Writers: Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal
Time of scene: 00:45:01
Release year: 2003
About the painting
Title: Number 1 Lavender Mist
Author: Jackson Pollock
Date of creation: 1950
Style: Abstractionism
Size: large
Artist's country: USA
Room: other, loft
Room colors: dark
Theme: abstraction
Color: white, multicolored, black
Additional information:

Teacher (Julia Roberts) shows her students famous painting.

Number 1, 1950 is probably the most famous drip painting made by Jackson Pollock. Continuing to evade the viewer’s search for figurative elements in his paintings, Pollock abandoned titles and started numbering his works. He said about this: ‘…look passively and try to receive what the painting has to offer and not bring a subject matter or preconceived idea of what they are to be looking for’. Pollock’s wife, Lee Krasner, said Pollock ‘used to give his pictures conventional titles… but now he simply numbers them. Numbers are neutral. They make people look at a picture for what it is – pure painting.’