The Unseen. From Informalist Painting to the Postwar Photobook (1945-1965)
Following World War II, both Europe and the world saw the rise of a type of painting that was extremely different to the interwar one. Cubism, the Expressionist movements and Surrealism were followed by a painting that specifically questioned its “form” in pictorial terms and in a notably radical manner. This “other” art, known since that time as “Informalism”, found its spokesman in 1952 with the French critic Michel Tapié in his book Un art autre [Art of another kind], which had a subtitle, Où il s’agit de nouveaux dévidages du reel [When dealing with new unwindings of the real] that already expressed the author’s intention to focus on the new forms, the new dévidages [unwindings] that had happened to reality. Postwar painting throughout Europe had certainly started to make use of “other” materials of a humble type and ones quite different to the noble and conventional ones of painting, such as sand, gesso, cardboard, pieces of paper, sackcloth, rags and cloth and a wide range of rubbish and cast-off material.
Publisher: JUAN MARCH. 2016. Softcover+Newspaper. 21,5×32,5 cm. Pages: 236. Language: Spanish. Color illustrated. RRP:€ 20,00. ISBN: 978-84-7075-634-4
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