The show at Tate St Ives this summer explores the international context which shaped the work of artists in the Cornish town from the 1940s to 1960s. Art historian Éric de Chassey investigates this broad exchange of ideas.
Tachisme is a type of action painting evolved in France in which haphazard dabs and blots of colour are treated as a means of instinctive or unconscious expression. I painted Dektol paper developer in various strengths on handmade paper coated with Liquid…
Part of the series “Conversations With Trees,” this piece explores abstraction in nature. Through the application and partial removal of multiple layers of acrylic paint with a palette knife on a wood surface, textures reminiscent of those found in nature are achieved. The piece comes ready to hang, with clean natural wood edges.
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Tate glossary definition for tachisme: Term used to describe the non-geometric abstract art that developed in Europe in the 1940s and 1950s characterized by spontaneous brushwork, drips and scribble-type marks