What art movement was the painter Judit Reigl associated with?
The woman artist Judit Reigl was a part of the post-war Action Painting movement. In 1954, Reigl was reunited with the Hungarian artist Simon Hantai in Paris, where the latter introduced her to André Breton—the leader of the surrealist movement. Drawn to the practice of automatic writing, Reigl frequented surrealist circles and exhibited in galleries with close ties to the movement. The woman artist pushed the practice of automatic writing to its very limits. Reigl’s work strived for a level of absolute automatism, both psychological and physical. The artist’s paintings explored the unconscious and, from 1953 onwards, her work detached itself from all notions of representation of the real world.
Please visit the painter Judit Reigl’s dedicated page or the page on Action Painting to learn more about this art movement.