<article> <figure> <img src="http://www.moviesom.com/resources/20150216211140social.jpg" title='Jackson Pollock 51' alt='Jackson Pollock 51'/> </figure> <h1>Jackson Pollock 51</h1> <p>The photography of German photographer Hans Namuth is largely credited for Pollock’s rise to fame, and as the painter gained a higher profile, along with Abstract Expressionism in general, Namuth returned to capture Pollock’s “action painting” on video for the short documentary below. In a cinematically brilliant move, Namuth asked Pollock to create a painting on glass, so that he could film underneath, giving the viewer the experience of actually being the canvas. Lacking a lighting crew, they shot in the cold Long Island expanse of grassland outside of Pollock’s home.</p> <details><summary>Runtime: 11</summary> <summary>Release date: 1951-07-19</summary></details> </article>