Kinetic Art

Kinetic art deals with the medium of movement – based on the principle of kinetics. It was developed in the 1920s by artists like Marcel Duchamp, Naum Gabo or Man Ray, who experimented with three-dimensionality and movement in and through space in their sculptures. The foundations for this mostly come from the technical-mechanical field. In addition to movement, the artworks at times play with optical illusions created through incidence of light and the movement of the viewers around the work. Kinetic art reached its peak in the middle of the 20th century, when Alexander Calder’s mobiles and experimental art objects of the “ZERO” group, but also the sculptural works of George Rickey or Jean Tinguely were increasingly exhibited and collected.



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