The Easel

Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots

“Sensational” is the word some critics are using to describe this show at Tate Liverpool. It focuses just on the period 1951–3, when Pollock produced a series of predominantly black paintings – his “black pourings”. Some speculate that he was exploring the ideas that coalesced some years later in “colour field” painting. By that time Pollock had died, leaving behind a final, enigmatic, group of works that might be described as an “epitaph”.