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Tom Gurney BSc (Hons) is an art history expert with over 20 years experience
Published on June 19, 2020 / Updated on October 14, 2023
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Troubled Queen formed a suitable transition from Jackson Pollock's the Regionalist figurative paintings that marked his early years of art to the more passionate drip paintings which left him well-known across the art world.

The rhythmic flowing shapes and literalism of the pictures gave birth to the turbulent art style, characterised by harsh, acid colours; jagged lines and imagery that was enigmatic, symbolic, and abstract.

The image source was traced back to Pablo Picasso's primitive art and theories of psychoanalyst Carl Jung. Pollock begun his analysis in the late 1930s but managed to maintain utmost originality in his work.

Jackson Pollock was an influential figure who left a mark in the American art history. He was the main driving force the abstract expressionism movement that was witnessed in the art world.

During his time, he enjoyed considerable popularity as well as notoriety. The fame and greatness that surrounded Jackson Pollock was influenced by developing one of the greatest radical abstract features in the world of art.

He was able to detach line from colour, described the pictorial space using new means, and redefined the categories of painting and drawing.

Jackson Pollock was born in Cody, Wyoming and went to art school in California. Later, Pollock enrolled for the classes of Thomas Hart Benton, the Regionalist painter, from whom his initial works such as the Romantic landscape tradition echoed.

Although he denied any premeditated following or imitation to the art of Native Americans, he conceded that any implications were probably fueled by his initial enthusiasms and memories.

At around mid-1940s Jackson Pollock had a style that enabled him to draw images from his subconscious, making them appear in a highly textured bravura manner.

As Troubled Queen indicates, Pollock had resolved to work in a large scale at that time; his paint was flung at the canvas, dragged over, and dripped on.

He had a message that always emanated from jagged lines and churning coils of a life-sized canvas with two facial forms – one-eyed diamond shape and a single leering mask.

The nightmare-like appearances imitated the years of violence that gripped the world and his agitated psyche.