Untitled, from the series Punctum

Untitled, from the series Punctum

1966

Almir Mavignier

(Brazilian, b. 1925)

Color screenprint

Sheet: 61.9 x 61.8 cm (24 3/8 x 24 5/16 in.)

The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund 1968.167

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Almir Mavignier studied in Germany and was influenced by theories of color developed at the Bauhaus, an important art school there.

Description

Almir Mavignier aligned himself with kinetic art, a movement that spread across Latin America in the decades after World War II. Rather than focusing on representation or abstraction, these artists used bright colors and eye-bending forms to suggest movement and engage the viewer through visual perception. In this print, Mavignier used patterns of black and colored squares to create a sense of three-dimensional space.

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