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Jeune peinture et réaction figurative (1948-1959)

Abstract : Current thinking about the artistic debat that took place in France during the 1950s is most often encapsulated as being the struggle between triumphant and axhausted figurativism. If this is, indeed, the essential question, one must recognize that nothing has at yet been definitively setteled for the two camps. The present thesis examines the new figurative generation which was active immediately after the Second World War. These young artists transposed into their paintings their existential questions, reflecting the anguish and uncertainty of manking which had just become aware of the concentration camps and the incertainties of the cold war. Success soon came for these youngs painters : the critics encouraged them and insisted that their works be shown in Parisian salons, and that their receive numerous prizes. Then, they were brutally dropped by the cultural establishment. The present thesis explains the reasons for this ostracism which still exists.
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Eric Mercier. Jeune peinture et réaction figurative (1948-1959). Art et histoire de l'art. Université Nancy 2, 2005. Français. ⟨NNT : 2005NAN21015⟩. ⟨tel-01750778⟩



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