Publisher: Städtisches Museum Leverkusen Publication: 1961, First Edition Binding: Softcover Pages: 28 Size: 210 x 200 Text: German Design: H.+M.Schmidt-Rhen
(Introduction) 'It can no longer be overlooked that the situation in English post-war painting has changed fundamentally in the last few years. A revolutionary group has stepped onto the scene, which, comparable to the results in Italy, Germany and the USA, aims at a new conception of the artistic in general. This new artistic attitude has been appearing independently in different countries for a number of years and can be seen in its regional modifications under comparable aspects. For example, a common feature can be a new design of the space with the means of an emancipated, calculated for its own effect, see homogeneous colour. The various national development tendencies also have in common the endeavour to overcome the exaggerated and anonymous expressiveness of de Tachisme and at the same time to seek a social place in the sense of a new responsibility of the artist. It is no longer a matter of the unrelated play of an artist who believes he is outside of society, no longer of the irrelevant writing of personal, mostly pessimistic moods, but of integration into a larger community, of collaborating on new goals and goals that are jointly recognized as valid to feel responsible for the events of our social environment.'
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