Art Informel

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A term devised by the French critic Michel Tapié in 1952. A Parisian counterpart of Abstract Expressionism, Art Informel emphasized intuition and spontaneity over the Cubist tradition which had dominated *École de Paris painting. The artists of Art Informel, such as Pierre Soulages, rejected the discipline and structure of geometric abstraction in favour of a less cerebral approach.

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