Abstractions plurielles

The Fondation Gandur pour l’Art, in association with the Musée d’art de Pully, presents the catalogue Abstractions plurielles 1950-1980, based on the exhibition path and the eight sections of the exhibition. Directed by Yan Schubert, curator of the exhibition, the publication features all the works exhibited and brings together texts by Jean Claude Gandur, Lucie Pfeiffer and Yan Schubert from the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art, and Delphine Rivier and Laurent Langer from the Musée d’art de Pully.

Direction BY Yan Schubert
scientificS contributionS by Laurent Langer, Lucie Pfeiffer and Yan Schubert

The years following the Second World War saw a great artistic effervescence. Paris regained its status as cultural capital and once again attracted painters from all over the world. Parallel to the dominant geometric trend, other artists, for their part, put the emphasis on gesture and material thanks to new techniques, making it possible to rethink painting and its supports.

Comprising pieces from the collection of the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art, this catalogue takes visitors on an original journey through the vibrant production from the 1950s to the 1980s, on both sides of the Atlantic. Focusing on the plural forms taken by abstraction during this period, the exhibition shows its main trends, from lyrical and gestural abstraction to the Supports/Surfaces movement.