BIOMORPHISME 1920-1950
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BIOMORPHISME 1920-1950

From April to July 2019, and at the occasion of Choices Paris Gallery Weekend, Galerie Le Minotaure and Alain Le Gaillard are preparing an important exhibition on the biomorphism in art of the first half of the 20th century. The term biomorphism comes from the Greek words: «bios» - life, and «morphè» the form; it appears on the first version of Alfred Barr’s schema proposing the origins and evolution of abstract art. It is a «trans-movement» trend that we can identify by irregular shapes with soft contours, physical as well as psychic associations . This trend - a single «ism» never theorized or claimed by any organized movement - somehow counterbalances the arrival of geometric abstraction in the 1920s. This notion and its materialization then develops in the 1930s, in almost all currents and artistic fields existing at the time from geometric abstract art (Auguste Herbin) to surrealism (Salvador Dali, Yves Tanguy, Andre Masson, Oscar Dominguez, Man Ray).

BIOMORPHISME 1920-1950

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