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Informal Art. (1950)

The Informal art is current nonfigurative modern painting developed in the middle of the 20th century in Paris and New York. The term comes from the title of an exposure organized by Michel Tapié in Paris in the Fifties, entitled: Meaning the abstract one. The informal art indicates various tendencies of the abstract painting which, contrary to the geometric abstraction, give up any rule of form and composition and privilege the spontaneous act. Concentrated on the act to even paint and not on the result, these tendencies more assert a manner of working a true style.Abstract painting finds its origin in works of the new school of Paris where two tendencies are established: the gestural painting of Pierre Souages, George Mathieu, Serge Poliakoff, Hans Hartung and the group which was constituted around Jean Bazaine and Alfred Manessier who includes all the painters of landscapes. German painting between 1945 and 1960 is marked by abstract artists such as Emil Schumacher, Fred Thieler, Fritz Winter and Julius Bissier. To the United States, the informal art corresponds primarily to the abstract expressionnism of Mark Rothko, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman or Clyfford Still.