What is New figuration ?


New figuration


Saint George and the Dragon (1992)

Bengt Lindstrom (1925 – 2008)

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 ()

Author:BernadoM . Source: commons.wikimedia.org

4557405891_a83b870f62_bPersonage (1962)

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

Author: régine debatty. Source: flickr.com


Antonio Recalcati (1938 – …)

Author: Pantalaskas . Source: commons.wikimedia.org


portrait (on the 1st page of a book)

Robert Lapoujade ( 1921-1993)

Photo author: Renaud Camus. Source: flickr.com

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