Femmes années 50: Au fil de l’abstraction, peinture et sculpture
Musée Soulages & Hazan, 2019
This exhibition presents women artists, painters, engravers and sculptors in Paris in this fertile decade in which they work in large numbers. Some are attached to great figures: Sophie Taueber-Arp and Sonia Delaunay; others are involved in the adult age of painting: Christine Boumeester, Maria HelenaVieira da Silva, Judit Reigl, Marie Raymond; others have just arrived: Pierrette Bloch, Anna Mark, Liliane Klapisch…
They exert, but in a dispersed order, an active force, multiplied tenfold by critics and gallery owners. They oscillate between concrete art and lyrical abstraction. Despite a lack of recognition, they chart a course in what is conveniently called the École de Paris. If they join this movement, it is often to overflow it.
This book retraces their history, from pioneers to young shoots, who will free themselves from male cannons and, from the end of the 1960s, provoke the emergence of strictly female themes.