Abstract Art 1950-1980

Musée d'Art de Pully. Affiche de l'exposition. "abstractions plurielles''

The Museum organises the exhibition “Abstractions plurielles” in cooperation with the Gandur Foundation for Art

The word “plurielles” means that there was no single abstract art, but rather various movements, initiatives and ideas.

The years following the Second World War saw a great artistic flowering. Paris took its place again and New York soon followed.

The exhibition offers an overview through the years 1950 to 1980 on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

It emphasises the many forms that abstraction took in this period and shows the main trends: lyrical and gestural abstraction, abstract expressionism, geometric abstraction, minimalism, kinetic art (movement is central) and monumental mobile art.

The exhibition concludes with Supports/Surfaces, the movement that questions traditional pictorial means. It marks the end of a period of experimentation and the beginning of a new quest, which is still ongoing.