Saint George and the Dragon (1992)
Author: Pedro Ribeiro Simões. Source: flickr.com
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 ()
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Antonio Recalcati (1938 – …)
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