Autumn Rhythm (Number 30) 1950. Jackson Pollock American. On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 919. The Met acquired this monumental "drip" painting by Pollock in 1957, the year following the artist's unexpected death—a sign of how quickly his reinvention of painting was accepted into the canon of modern art.
Music, art concerned with combining vocal or instrumental sounds for beauty of form or emotional expression, usually according to cultural standards of rhythm, melody, and, in most Western music, harmony. Learn about the history of music and about theories of musical meaning since the 19th century.