PAINT MOVEMENTS: .. (7) New figuration


In this series of articles, I will give you, dear friends and readers, a simplified idea of the main styles and movements of painting.

New figuration


Saint George and the Dragon (1992)

Bengt Lindstrom (1925 – 2008)

Author:  Pedro Ribeiro Simões. Source:

The new figuration therefore means a “third voice”, compared to the dominant trends of abstraction of the 1950s, and the recent new realism.
“It is on the ruins of abstraction that a new figuration begins to be defined, not by returning to the past, but by striving to create new structures capable of giving the world a view in which we live and to signify it. ” – Jean Louis Ferrier
in the 1960s the expression became clearer, pointing to a colder and distanced figurative sensibility, which spread throughout Europe in counterpoint to American Pop Art.
The New Figuration takes off officially with the exhibition “Daily Mythologies” (1964), organized by the critic Gérald Gassiot-Talabot.


Exposition Paysans – Cachan (3 novembre 2016)

Gontra Guanaes Netto ()

Author:BernadoM . Source:

4557405891_a83b870f62_bPersonage (1962)

Maryan S. Maryan ( 1 January 1927 – 15 June 1977 )

Author: régine debatty. Source:


Antonio Recalcati (1938 – …)

Author: Pantalaskas  . Source:


portrait (on the 1st page of a book)

Robert Lapoujade ( 1921-1993)

Photo author:  Renaud Camus. Source:


7 réflexions sur “PAINT MOVEMENTS: .. (7) New figuration

  1. yes most of them and they are always awesome.. Have you posted on this previously? I shall check this out.

  2. Interesting and never heard of third person….the portrait one seems interesting as the texture express emotion…

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