Compare and Contrast – Jackson Pollock’s White Light, 1954 with Mark Rothko’s Number 15, 1957.
- White Light
- Number 15
Spend time looking carefully at each work. Write down a list of words that describe each work – include nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs.
- What do you think initially, and then what details do you begin to see?
- What is similar about these works?
- What is different?
- They were both American Abstract Expressionists – why are they linked together in this art movement?
- Do you believe that their intended message is similar?