|The two faces of the Weimar Republic.
|Untitled, 1948, Jean-Paul Riopelle--Art Informel.
Still Life on a Blue Table.
1947. Henri Matisse
|Willem de Kooning's Abstract Expressionism
|Untitled, Wols, 1946-47
That's not to say that all the lexicon of terms meant exactly the same. They didn't. There were subtle differences. Tachisme is closely related to Informalism or Art Informel, which, in its 1950s French context, referred not so much to a sense of "informal art" as a lack of form itself–non-formal, or un-form-ulated–rather than a simple reduction of formality. Art Informel was more about the absence of premeditated structure, than a mere casual loosening of art procedure. See; I told you the differences were subtle. Moreover, none of them pass the WTHC filter. However, when artists, and voters in particular, are so "turned off" by studying the past that they choose to ignore the valid lessons it teaches as to the present and the future, then there will inevitably come a far more bitter reckoning, the realization that they DWBC (damned well better care) OR ELSE...
|The Busy Life, 1953, Jean Dubuffet
|Hotage, 1945, jean Fautrier