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Lyrical Abstraction

(movement, 1947-present)

The term was originally coined by Larry Aldrich; other sources sustain that it was Jean José Marchand and Georges Mathieu who first used the term Abstraction Lyrique in 1947 in Paris. The name “Tachisme” is sometimes used to describe this movement. Mr. Aldrich, a successful designer and art collector, defined the trend of Lyrical Abstraction: “Early last season, it became apparent that in painting there was a movement away from the geometric, hard-edge, and minimal, toward more lyrical, sensuous, romantic abstractions in colors which were softer and more vibrant…The artist’s touch is always visible in this type of painting, even when the paintings are done with spray guns, sponges or other objects…As I researched this lyrical trend, I found many young artists whose paintings appealed to me so much that I was impelled to acquire many of them. The majority of the paintings in the Lyrical Abstraction exhibition were created in 1969 and all are a part of my collection now.”


Lyrical Abstraction Artists

Pierre Soulages
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Jean-Paul Riopelle
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Jean Rene Bazaine
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Jean Fautrier
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Georges Mathieu
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Andre Lanskoy
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Joan Miro
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Sam Francis
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Hans Hartung
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Roger Bissiere
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Camille Bryen
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Serge Poliakoff
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Alfred Manessier
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Nicolas de Stael
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Francis Picabia
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Michel Tapies
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Norman Bluhm
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Gustave Singier
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Paul Jenkins
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Wols
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Jean Dubuffet
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Simon Hantai
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Bram van Velde
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists

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