New Figuration

Figurative art (also figurative painting) stands in contrast to artistic abstraction, which was established in a process of independence of art in the 20th century. Its main characteristic is the depiction of real pictorial content, i.e. persons, living beings or objects – without, however, falling into stylistic trends of the past. After the Second World War, the “New Figuration” developed. In Germany and internationally, HAP Grieshaber, Horst Antes, Norbert Tadeusz, George Segal and Tom Wesselmann can be mentioned as having turned to New Figuration.



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