Post-Modernism Painting Shows:
-Variation of Styles
-Appropriation -Response to mass media and media-driven imagery.
-Critique of authorship and originality.
Gerhard Richter - Atlas Sheet 515. 1994. Understanding painting by understanding photography.
A New Spirit in Painting, 1981
1980s interest in return to the figure and expression in painting, especially in response to de-materialized art forms of the 1960s and 1970s.
Lucian Freud, Reflection, 1985.
Lucien Freud's painting of a woman: This sold for $33 million.
Francis Bacon, Self-Portrait, 1979.
George Baselitz, The Gleaner, August 1978. Oil and tempera on canvas.
Neo-expressionist, focuses on re-formation of the figure, on vibrant color.
Sigmar Polke, Another Neo-Expressionist.
'Untitled (Abstract Red Transparent Picture with Arrow Pointing Upward). 1990.