Bridgestone Museum of Art, Tokyo .
1-10-1 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku
artists & participants
Art Informel is an avant-garde movement in painting centered in Paris after World War II. In French, “informel” means “without set form”; “Art Informel” is the term devised by the critic Michel Tapié in advocating the new type of abstract painting that appeared in France after the war. This movement’s pioneers were Jean Fautrier, Wols, and Jean Dubuffet. Other artists engaged in it included Georges Mathieu, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Henri Michaux, Pierre Soulages, Zao Wou-Ki, Domoto Hisao, and Imai Toshimitsu etc. These artists cast off the representational, structural, and geometric concepts that had held sway in painting to experiment with expressing the subconscious, unconstrained by reason. This exhibition introduces about 100 paintings by artists in postwar France who sought to create a new approach to painting that would transcend the achievements of Monet, Cézanne, and Picasso.
Organized by : BRIDGESTONE MUSEUM OF ART, Ishibashi Foundation Supported by : The Embassy of France in Japan
only in german
Postwar Abstract Paintings in France and Art Informel
Künstler: Nicolas de Staël, Jean Fautrier, Wols , Jean Dubuffet, Georges Mathieu, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Henri Michaux, Pierre Soulages,
Zao Wou-ki, Domoto Hisao, Imai Toshimitsu ...