Post-War art : The liberation of artistic creation
The vibrant and turbulent postwar period simultaneously aroused the tendency to reject traditional forms of composition and order in favour of more gestural and expressive creations. The changes unleashed incredible energy, opening up a completely new and dynamic field of artistic considerations.
Alexander Calder revolutionised sculpture by suspending forms that move with the flow of air and introduced kinetic art. The multivalent network of relationships, as well as differences, affiliations, and cultural solidarities, had upheaval the semantic, aesthetic, and morphological order of Mathieu's theory, drawing the bases of Lyrical Abstraction. Untrammeled by convention, Jean Dubuffet interested in marginal art and fight against artistic and intellectual elitism created the artistic circle of Art Brut. Basis of a revolution in contemporary production bringing art, philosophy, as well as sociology together, these movements are perfect testimonies of the dynamism, self-determination, and rebellion of this free creative period.
Press release courtesy Bailly Gallery.