Untitled – c. 1949

Gérard Schneider

Gallery Diane de Polignac

Charcoal and pastel on paper
30,8 x 23,5 cm / 12.1 x 9.2 in.
Signed “Schneider” lower right

gerard schneider - peinture de 1949 ca

In the effervescence of the immediate post-war period, Gérard Schneider’s art played a pioneering role in the birth of a new form of abstraction. In Paris, the painter Gérard Schneider and other precursors proposed a return to the radicality of abstraction, a form of abstraction that no longer had any connection with the real and perceptible world and would become a landmark, it matched the aesthetic imperatives of this transitional period: it was called Lyrical Abstraction.