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Leer en español: Conoce el arte de las obras en movimiento
Many times we have come across some works of art that seem to be in motion. As much as they are static and on a flat immobile surface, we can inevitably feel how in a certain way the works seem to have movement. These works belong to an artistic expression called kinetic art; According to the website masdearte.com, this term was adopted in 1954 to name those works that were made with the movement as a dominant element in them.
According to the historia-arte.com portal, Naum Gabo, a Russian constructivist sculptor and one of the pioneers in this current, embodied in his Realist Manifesto that error inherited from Egyptian art, which saw in static rhythms the only means of plastic creation. It was he, together with the Hungarian photographer and painter Moholy-Nagy, without leaving behind the "rotating glass plates" of Duchamp, who experimented with kinetic productions.
According to the masdearte.com portal, these were the antecedents of a series of creations that show the influence of the technological environment of the 50s. As this portal also affirms, precisely those works that were carried out during this influence were exhibited in the Gallery Denise René from Paris in 1955 with the title "Le Mouvement" which in Spanish translates "El movimiento".
According to the historia-arte.com portal, there are three types of kinetic art:
-The stable: Consist of all those fixed works that the viewer must surround in order to perceive the movement.
-The mobiles: As the name says, they are works that produce a real movement and that constantly change their structure. So these are "Heraclitianos" because in each moment a different work is born.
-The penetrables: As the portal historia-arte.com affirms, these works are assemblages in real spaces and the spectator has the possibility of traversing them, penetrating them being the spectator who produces movement in the piece.
As published by the masdearte.com portal, the movement can be real or virtual and in the virtual movement the optical effects create the illusion of movement by going to the psychology of perception. This is the work of artists such as the Venezuelans Carlos Cruz-Diez and Jesús Rafael Soto, the Englishwoman Bridget Riley and the Hungarian artist Victor Vasarely, among many others. For all that has been said is a really interesting art to know by its technique and what it transmits in its pieces. It is also an interactive art if those penetrable works are taken into account and thus the viewer enters to also make part of the work.
LatinAmerican Post | Ana María Aray Mariño
Translated from "Conoce el arte de las obras en movimiento"