Jackson Pollock, Stenographic Figure.(1942) Oil on linen, 40" x 56" (101.6 x 142.2 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bareiss Fund. Photograph © 1999 The Museum of Modern Art, New York
The scribbled notations and calligraphic markings in Stenographic Figure have a stream-of- consciousness quality that seem to merge the styles of Picasso and the Spanish surrealist Joan Miró, whom Pollock particularly admired.