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Enrique Azcoaga, a Spanish art critic, discusses the term informalismo. He defines that the quality of this type of painting is determined by its expressive power and its capacity to suggest an elevated sense of perception. Azcoaga carefully distinguishes the use of a pictorial subject in Informalist painting and, lastly, he analyzes false informalismo as a simple decorative art, lacking an expressive gist.
The publication del Arte presented a bickering with the cover headline “El informalismo en la balanza: escriben J. Romero Brest, Enrique Azcoaga, Rafael Squirru.” [Informalism Tipped in the Scales: texts by J. Romero Brest, Enrique Azcoaga, Rafael Squirru]. Enrique Azcoaga (Madrid, 1912–1985) was an art critic and Spanish poet exiled in Argentina during the Spanish Civil War. He returned to Madrid in the 1960s. This document was pivotal in the spread of the Movimiento informalista had quite an impact on the artistic milieu in Argentina since the late1950s with the work of Alberto Greco, Enrique Barilari, Kenneth Kemble, and Luis Alberto Wells, among others.