Did Danish Asger Jorn (1914-1973) and American Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) share artistic means and ends? Louisiana is taking a closer look at the work of the two artists with the exhibition Revolutionary Roads---a selection of 135 works including paintings, drawings and prints.
Jorn and Pollock are two important artists who never met, but each in his own way revolutionized painting during and immediately after World War II. They were the same age, one a northern European born in Vejrum, Jutland, the other an American from Cody, Wyoming, in the USA. The war severed the connections of both with the Parisian centre of the Avant-garde, which was never re-established. This exhibition focuses on the period 1943-1963. For both artists there was a ‘before’ this period, and for Jorn also an ‘after’. It was in this period that the two artists’ work was defined and they achieved the greatest international attention – and it was in these same years that a new, spontaneous-abstract painting style arose.
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