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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