The narrative figuration - Discovery Gallimard Special Edition
Forged in Paris in the 1960s, in opposition to the abstraction that dominated the art scene at the time and in response to American Pop art, Figuration Narrative never constituted a structured avant-garde. The painters who belonged to it - Rancillac, Télémaque, Monory, Saul, Klasen, Arroyo, Adam, Erro, Fahlström, Fromanger, Cueco, and groups such as Equipo Cronica and Les Malassis - insolently broke with good manners, not without derision and self-mockery, to invent an art of painting in the present, at the level of the human being, which overturns the references or the obligatory cultural hierarchies.
With the ambition to decipher a world overwhelmed by distressing representations, they sharpen their way of painting in contact with cinema, comics and advertising, whose energy they recycle and divert the uses. The Figuration narrative thus offers to the glance a painting with political dimension and, with the images, this part of the intelligence of the world which stirs up the desire to see.
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