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Geometric Abstraction and Kinetic Art

Author: Aleisha Olson

This lesson will explore Geometric Abstraction and Kinetic Art in Venezuela.

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Notes on "Geometric Abstraction and Kinetic Art"


Image of Torres-Garcia, Construction with Bell, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Joaqu%C3%ADn_Torres_Garc%C3%ADa_-_Constructivo_con_campana.jpg; Image of Cruz-Diez, Physichromie 625, Fair Use According to Wikipaintings, http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/carlos-cruz-diez/physichromie-625-1973; Image of Soto, Soto Sphere, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Soto_sphere.jpg

Terms to Know
  • Constructive Universalism

    A term attributed to the artwork of its originator Joaquin Torres Garcia (1874-1949) characterized by the artist’s combinations of different styles, movements and materials.

  • Geometric Abstraction

    An art style or technique that is most often characterized by the use of non-representational geometric and spatial compositions.

  • Kinetic Art

    A style of art that has moving parts.

  • Neoplasticism

    Also called ‘the style’ - or De Stijl - characterized by qualities of planes, primary colors, and vertical and horizontal lines.

  • Penetrable

    The characteristic of being able to be pierced or entered.

  • Physichromie

    An art style or technique that is characterized by its use of colored screens, movement of the viewer, or light to create a wide range of tonal qualities.