What art movement was the painter Marie Raymond associated with?
The painter Marie Raymond was part of the Lyrical Abstraction movement. At the beginning of the Second World War, Marie Raymond moved to Cagnes-sur-Mer in the South of France. The French painter then began her series of paintings Paysages imaginaires (1941–1944), inspired by the countryside around her. Somewhere between figuration and abstraction, the works in the series have a surrealist quality and are painted in a rather dark palette. Raymond then moved on to explore a more geometric style of abstraction, this time using a warm, radiant range of colours. The painter’s abstract style became more and more gestural throughout the 1950s. After the death of her son in 1962, the woman artist’s style of painting entered a period known as “psychedelic”—marked by a restless energy and a luminous, acid palette.
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