Art of the Year - 1967

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Art of the Year - 1967

The 1960’s was one of the most important decades in 20th-century art. Styles and movements that arose during this time include Pop Art, Op Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Performance Art and Arte Povera among countless other styles and movements.

The 1960’s was one of the most important decades in 20th-century art. Styles and movements that arose during this time include Pop Art, Op Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Performance Art and Arte Povera among countless other styles and movements.

Infinity, Jose de Rivera, Sculpture, 1967.

Infinity is an abstract sculpture designed by Jose de Rivera and created by Roy Gussow, which is located at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.  The commission was an outgrowth of the Art-in-Architecture program to encourage collaborations between public building projects and the fine arts, such as the incorporation of art into building design. Infinity slowly rotates on its base to present gradually shifting fields of reference for the viewer, underscoring de Rivera’s interest in exploring space, light and motion through abstract constructions.  As far as the sculpture’s symbolism or meaning, de Rivera has been famously quoted as saying: ‘When I make an abstract sculpture, I give it an abstract name. Then they can discuss it all they want.’

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Luc Tuymans, Flemish Village 1995.  Collection MuHKA, Antwerp

Luc Tuymans, Flemish Village 1995. Collection MuHKA, Antwerp

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