What art movement was the painter Georges Mathieu associated with?
Georges Mathieu was one of the pioneers of the Lyrical Abstraction movement. The artist adopted gestural painting in the period from 1944 to 1945, becoming one of the first in France to reject geometric abstraction. In 1947, he organised a series of events to champion a form of art free of all restrictions and classical practices—which he called Lyrical Abstraction. One of the leading thinkers behind this new form of abstraction in Europe, the painter Georges Mathieu weighed up his approach against the Action Painting art movement. Mathieu created his first tachist paintings in 1950 and began to title his paintings with references to historical events in France at around the same time.
Please visit the painter Georges Mathieu’s dedicated page or the page on Lyrical Abstraction to learn more about this art movement.