Jackson Pollock, Untitled, 1933-1938, pencil and colored pencil on paper, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Anonymous Gift, 1990 (1990.4.8ab) © 1993 by The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Pollock's sketchbook, containing more than 500 drawings, shows his continued efforts
to organize compositions rooted in twisting countershifts, as
Benton had counseled. Pollock's early artistic training focused
on traditional historical sources. Benton made his students study
and reproduce the planar dynamics of European masterworks.