Figurative Art

Since the beginning of the 20th century, painting has been shaped by two fundamental tendencies: figuration and abstraction, which proceeded in parallel for a long time until figurative art entered into a crisis following World War II.

At the beginning of the 60’s, the revival of representational painting and a return to the figure stand in opposition to Art Informel. Strong convergence with German expressionism is at least implicitly present, both stylistically and thematically. An expressively figurative concreteness is represented in the HEUKING collection by artists such as Markus Lüpertz, Jörg Immendorff, up to the recent tendencies of urban artist El Bocho.

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