Moon Woman Cuts the Circle by Jackson Pollock

In this complex painting by the modern American painter Jackson Pollock; everything is painted in mess and grotesque. The background of the painting is completely blue and the images are complex as well as mysterious. On the top of the painting in the left side there is the half circle of the moon with so many spots on the surface.

There is a knife in front of the moon image and another very mysterious women figure with the crown of feathers as well as mysterious dressing has been painted on the bottom side of the painting. There are some boats on the shaken conditions there are so many vague and not clearly identified different images to be painted. There is the name of the painter on the bottom of the painting which is the common feature of all the paintings of Jackson Pollock.

The American painter Jackson Pollock is known as the abstract painter which is the modern trained of painting reflecting the reality in the mysterious and complex way. The background blue is dominated by dominating red color which symbolically suggests the idea of the modern world to be pictured: it is the suggestion of over shadow of peace but the domination of violence and blood shed which are the common features of the modern world. The weapons suggest the domination of that power which is violent power with the help of weapons. As an American painter Jackson Pollock may have even reflected cultural festival celebrated by the American Indian people. In a festival the American Indians celebrate it by changing themselves into mysterious disguise, the women use different types of masks on their faces and they use the crown of feathers by painting different colors. They even bring different types of weapons and suppose to attack the moon considering it as the symbol of ideal feminine beauty. The moon image, the weapons, as well as the mysterious female figure in the painting suggest the attempt of the painter to reflect the cultural festival of the Americans.

Similarly according to astrology the moon and the sea are in a certain relationship, when they are high tides in the sea there is the effect in the moon so that we can see so many spots on the moon surface. That astrological belief is also reflected in this painting. There are black spots on the moon surface clearly visible in the painting and even the boats on the bottom of the painting are in the shaken condition. Logically speaking the snakes boats suggesting the probability of high tides in the sea so that the effect in the moon can be seen which are the black spots every where. Moreover the painting has so many contrasting elements such as the violence and peace, mystery and uncertainty, sky and sea weapons and boats etc. The name of the painter to be written in the painting makes it a different style only that Jackson Pollock uses to make his style unique.