kinetic art


Definition of kinetic art

: art (such as sculpture or assemblage) having mechanical parts which can be set in motion

Other Words from kinetic art

kinetic artist noun

Examples of kinetic art in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its origins aside, very few artists have made careers creating kinetic art. Lance Esplund, WSJ, 2 Aug. 2022 Art in Motion: Explore and create art that moves (kinetic art). Amanda Kondolojy, Orlando Sentinel, 8 July 2022 The combination of kinetic art and American power create the test that Cruise poses to cynical Millennial moviegoers. Armond White, National Review, 27 May 2022 Redondo's kinetic art is a perfect match for this acrobatic hero's joyful movement, as proven in this month's issue #87 — a whole story told as one flowing image as Nightwing traverses the city looking for his missing dog. Christian Holub,, 21 Dec. 2021 Twenty-eight male artisans are showing their works that include mixed media, wood, steel, photography, jewelry, watercolor, oil, ink, acrylic, fused and stained glass, sculpture and kinetic art. Linda Gandee, cleveland, 20 Sep. 2021 Like a building to house local businesses, the kind to complement the yoga place, bakery and kinetic art shop at the intersection. Washington Post, 29 Apr. 2021 There’s no lack of sound and action in a busy new show’’ by Takis, an innovator who thrived at the intersection of art and science and became a foremost exponent of the movement known as kinetic art. Emily Langer,, 10 Aug. 2019 Mark Hachem Gallery’s booth provides a historical anchor with a selection of op and kinetic art, including several small, two-plane constructions by Jesús Rafael Soto that seem to shift and vibrate. Jillian Steinhauer, New York Times, 5 Mar. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of kinetic art

1961, in the meaning defined above

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9 Aug 2022

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“Kinetic art.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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