Goldfarb's early AbEx work, commendable as it is, took on a particularly personal thrust when her Tachisme
eventually ceded place to the nervous dots of Neo-Impressionism, the "scientific method" of Georges Seurat and Paul Signac that reformulated the effect of light through the application of tiny points of pure color mixed, as it were, within the eye.
Estienne, Charles (1954b) 'Une Revolution: le tachisme
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Although his style bears comparison with American Abstract Expressionist painting and Tachisme
, De Stael evolved a highly personal style that demonstrated that paintings could be both abstract and representational at the same time.
JEP: The acronym stands for "Jeune Ecole de Paris," an umbrella concept invoked in the '50s to designate the type of abstraction (indifferently labeled "tachisme
," "informel," or "abstraction lyrique") initiated by the likes of Pierre Soulages, Jean Bazaine, Alfred Manessier, Viera da Silva, Bram van Velde, and Hans Hartung immediately after the war and later emulated by an army of imitators.
Hodgkin, however, painted from a sensibility very unlike that of Pop art, Op art, colour-field abstraction, Tachisme
Michaux's works in ink from the '50s and '60s, usually seen as part of the broader current of tachisme
, brought together his early fascination with the cusp between drawing and writing and his later play with the ambiguity between abstract mark-making and figurative suggestion; his long attraction to Asian cultures - in which painting, drawing, and calligraphy are less distinct forms than in the West - finds its fruition here too.