• Eduardo Arroyo

    Centre Pompidou

    This important retrospective of the work of Eduardo Arroyo was more than simply an artistic event ; it also had political significance, giving us an overview of the current cultural orientation in France and making “official” a genre of painting that manifests social and historical commitment while taking a figurative course.

    The Nouvelle Figuration (New Image)—also called Figuration Critique (Critical Image) or Figuration Narrative (Narrative Image)—first appeared during the ’60s. Among its artists, Arroyo is an exemplary figure. Born in Madrid in 1937, he moved to Paris in 1958 and

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