For art historians and museum folks, authenticating a Jackson Pollock painting can be hard. I mean, it’s just splatters on a canvas.
Not so, according to several different computer analyses. There is actually a method to Pollock’s madness. SPIE Newsroom has the latest article on the subject.
This painting is an example of work that has been debated as to whether or not it is or is not Pollock. “Teri Horton purchased [the painting] for $5.00 in a thrift shop in San Bernadino (CA) in the early 1990s. Although some art scholars have attributed this painting to Pollock, others have contested or rejected this notion.”
The authors of the SPIE Newsroom article hope to answer the question.