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Geometric Abstraction and Kinetic Art in Latin America

Geometric Abstraction and Kinetic Art in Latin America

Author: Erin Aldana

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

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Image Credits

Torres Garcia, Construction with Belltower, Fair Use, Wikipaintings,, Composition II in Red, Blue, and Yellow, Fair Use according to Wikipedia,,_Blue,_and_Yellow.jpg, Torres Garcia, Arte Universal, Fair Use, Wikipaintings,,Tiwanaku stele, Public Domain,, Image of Cruz-Diez, Physichromie 625, Fair Use According to Wikipaintings,,  Josef Albers, Homage to the Square, Fair Use according to Wikipedia,,_1965.jpg, Seurat, Femmes au bord de l'eau, Public Domain,, Cruz-Diez, Physichromie Boricua, Creative Commons,, Madonado, Untitled,, Cordeiro,Movimento,, Soto, Sotosphere, Creative Commons,,Oiticica, Spatial Relief, Creative Commons,,_Tate_Liverpool.jpg, Oiticica Itinerante, Creative Commons,,Oiticica Itinerante, Creative Commons,

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.


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


The characteristic of being able to be pierced or entered.


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.