At the start of the war, Marie Raymond settled in Cagnes-sur-Mer where she started to paint Paysages imaginaires (Imaginary Landscapes) (1941-1944), inspired by her wanderings in the hinterland. Her work oscillates between figurative and abstraction, with a mysterious aspect and dark colors. This period is identified as post-surrealism.
At the end of the war, the woman artist Marie Raymond chose abstraction definitively. The artwork OU PRISE DE CONSCIENCE DES CHOSES ELLES-MÊMES is perfectly representative of this period, with its limited color range and enigmatic title.