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Posted on : December 28, 2008 Author : the-artists.org

Italian critic, Bonito Achille Oliva, coined this term for art-making that rejected the tenents of conceptual art and attempted to bring emotion—specifically the joy of creation—back into the process. By reviving figuration and symbolism, this group of artists, who came to prominence in the 80s, aimed to restore myth, mystery, and magic to contemporary art. This movement became well known in art circles and was appreciated for its bold decision to return to the roots of what makes mysterious, mystical art so appealing.

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