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kinetic art,

term referring to sculptured works that include motion as a significant dimension. The form was pioneered by Marcel DuchampDuchamp, Marcel
, 1887–1968, French painter, brother of Raymond Duchamp-Villon and half-brother of Jacques Villon. Duchamp is noted for his cubist-futurist painting Nude Descending a Staircase,
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, Naum GaboGabo, Naum
, 1890–1977, Russian sculptor, architect, theorist, and teacher, brother of Antoine Pevsner. Gabo lived in Munich and Norway until the end of the revolution, when he returned to Russia.
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, and Alexander CalderCalder, Alexander
, 1898–1976, American sculptor, b. Philadelphia; son of Alexander Stirling Calder and grandson of Alexander Mine Calder, prominent sculptors. Among the most innovative of modern sculptors, he trained as a mechanical engineer and studied at New York's Art
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. Kinetic art is either nonmechanical, e.g., Calder's mobilesmobile
, a type of moving sculptural artwork developed by Alexander Calder in 1932 and named by Marcel Duchamp. Often constructed of colored metal pieces connected by wires or rods, the mobile has moving parts that are sensitive to a breeze or light touch; it can be designed to
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, or mechanical, e.g., works by Gabo, László Moholy-NagyMoholy-Nagy, László
, 1895–1946, Hungarian painter, designer, and experimental photographer. He turned to art after studying law. While living in Berlin he was one of the founders of constructivism, experimenting with photograms and translucent materials.
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, and Jean TinguelyTinguely, Jean
, 1925–91, Swiss artist. Tinguely is best known for his "metamechanics," electromechanical sculptures that perform tasks such as painting or playing music.
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. The latter sort of kineticism developed in response to an increasingly technological culture.

kinetic art

[kə′ned·ik ′ärt]
(graphic arts)
The use of material objects in motion to produce an artistic effect.

kinetic art

art, esp sculpture, that moves or has moving parts
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She became an artist in residence in a plastics factory, experimenting with fire and acids and working with light, poetry, movement and liquids rapidly establishing herself as a leading international kinetic artist. She has featured in numerous group exhibitions in Britain, Europe and Japan, and is represented in important public and private collections in Britain, France, Australia and the United States.
He brings unusual transformative philosophies to landscape architecture which are drawn from the kinetic artist's long term theoretical and practical investigations.
Brodsky curated the first US museum survey of Julio Le Pare at the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) in 2016-17, the first US retrospective of the Venezuelan kinetic artist Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Americas Society in 2008, and 'Soto: Paris and Beyond, 1950-1970' at Grey Art Gallery, New York University, in 2012.
There has been criticism that the Kinetic artists of that generation were too international, and I could go on and on about these issues, but I found that there was great optimism in those days in Venezuela and people there felt that they could achieve anything.'
The Cisneros' modern art holdings include work by pioneers of geometric abstraction, such as Venezuelan op and kinetic artists Jesus Rafael Soto, Alejandro Otero and Carlos Cruz-Diez, their equally extraordinary Venezuelan contemporaries Gego and Lygya Clark, Uruguayan avantgarde artist Joaquin Torres--Garcia, and Argentinean Tomas Maldonado.
"What?!!" The kinetic artists look on in disbelief.
At MAD, you'll see how kinetic artists from across Europe have tried to come up with all manner of ways of illustrating everyday things with some very complex machines.
He did not follow the path of Venezuelan kinetic artists who so marvelously explored the participatory relationship with the public, nor did he make installations based only on the unstable nature of color.