Graphisme d'Ombres Bleu

Title of ArtworkGraphisme d'Ombres Bleu
Year of Origin1966 - 1972
    50,5 x 50,5 x 12,5 cm
    Plexiglass, bulbs, and motor
Collaboration/Shared Production/Research
    Self contained electronic sculpture with light and kinetic components.
    Courtesy of Sicardi Gallery, Houston
Medium/Type of Artwork
Light Source
Light-Optical Factors

An active participant in the Kinetic art movement in Paris in the 1960s, Argentinean artist Gregorio Vardánega began his artistic career as a member of the Arte Concreto- Invención movement in Buenos Aires in the 1940s. Like his early paintings, his Kinetic work exhibits an interest in musical refrains and demonstrates his continued exploration of color compositions. Graphisme d’Ombres Bleu [Blue Shadow Graphics] employs a sequence of lighting configurations that creates ever-changing and surprising patterns. Blue translucent panels are supported by thin rods—their cast shadows act as dynamic drawings. The result is a visually arresting work that showcases the height of Vardanega’s talent and utopian idealism in postwar Paris. (12. 12. 2018)

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