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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, http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/joaquin-torres-garcia/construction-with-belltower-1932, Composition II in Red, Blue, and Yellow, Fair Use according to Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mondrian_Composition_II_in_Red,_Blue,_and_Yellow.jpg, Torres Garcia, Arte Universal, Fair Use, Wikipaintings,  http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/joaquin-torres-garcia/arte-universal-1943,Tiwanaku stele, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tiwanaku1.jpg, Image of Cruz-Diez, Physichromie 625, Fair Use According to Wikipaintings, http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/carlos-cruz-diez/physichromie-625-1973,  Josef Albers, Homage to the Square, Fair Use according to Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Josef_Albers%27s_painting_%27Homage_to_the_Square%27,_1965.jpg, Seurat, Femmes au bord de l'eau, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Georges_Seurat_035.jpg, Cruz-Diez, Physichromie Boricua, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Carlos_Cruz_D%C3%ADez_Fisiocrom%C3%ADaBoricua.jpg, Madonado, Untitled, http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/tomas%20maldonado, Cordeiro,Movimento, http://cidadecitycite.tumblr.com/post/937769292/waldemar-cordeiro-1925-73-movimento-tempera, Soto, Sotosphere, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Soto_sphere.jpg,Oiticica, Spatial Relief, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Spatial_Relief_(red)_REL_036,_Tate_Liverpool.jpg, Oiticica Itinerante, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flickr_-_Minist%C3%A9rio_da_Cultura_-_H%C3%A9lio_Oiticica_itinerante.jpg,Oiticica Itinerante, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flickr_-_Minist%C3%A9rio_da_Cultura_-_H%C3%A9lio_Oiticica_itinerante_(1).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.