One: Number 31 – Jackson Pollock, 1950. A giant canvas almost 9 feet by 17 feet. Created by Jackson Pollock using his drip technique with the canvas laying on the floor using liquid paints.
I and the Village – Marc Chagall, 1911. A painting on glass of a dreamlike state with overlapping pictures comprised of elements of Russian and Yiddish folklore from Chagall’s childhood. An innovative concept for his time making Chagall an early modern art master.
Broadway Boogie Woogie – Piet Mondrian, 194-1943. Mondrian, a Dutch painter, escaped war torn Europe and came to New York City in 1940. Mondrian focused on painting colorful lines and shapes.
The Dance (I) – Henri Matisse, 1909. Matisse was commissioned to create two large paintings for a Russian merchant. The one housed in MoMA is considered his compositional study using pale coloring and less detail than the final version. In the painting, five dancers naked and dancing around in a circle. Some of the dancers seem to be floating while others are grounded.
Les Demoiselles d’Avignon – Pablo Picasso, 1907. The title in English is The Young Ladies of Avignon. This piece of art was considered groundbreaking because Picasso played with geometric shapes within the figures and does not attempt to use perspective to make the picture appear 3d.