Drag the handle to see the work in UV.
This UV image of Jackson Pollock’s Blue poles 1952 has been stitched together from a series of detail photographs taken with UV light. The composite may have a slight distortion compared to the original painting.

Credit: David Wise (UV image)


The National Gallery of Australia acknowledges the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples, the traditional custodians of the Canberra region, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and country.