kinetic art

noun

Definition of kinetic art

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Like a building to house local businesses, the kind to complement the yoga place, bakery and kinetic art shop at the intersection. Washington Post, "Why are the liberals of Takoma Park suing to protect a piece of asphalt?," 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, BostonGlobe.com, "Takis, 93, Greek artist who harnessed the power of magnetism," 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, "The Thrill of Unpredictability at Two Art Fairs," 5 Mar. 2020 Carlos Cruz-Diez, a leading Venezuelan artist who won international acclaim for his work with color and the style known as kinetic art, died July 27 in Paris. Washington Post, "Carlos Cruz-Diez, Venezuelan pioneer of kinetic art, dies at 95," 29 July 2019 Or maybe the movie theater, XBox 360 station, or kinetic art installation of 1,216 aluminum and copper raindrops. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Inside the World’s Best Airport," 28 Mar. 2019 The Machine as Seen at the End of the Mechanical Age,’ a 1968 MoMA show about kinetic art. Kate Guadagnino, New York Times, "The Eclectic Tastes of Andre Walker," 10 May 2018 The Swiss gallerist sells everything from kinetic art to works of light, which make up part of the personal collection that only friends get to see at his Basel penthouse residence. Katerina Ang, WSJ, "A Swiss Gallerist on Finding His Furniture Favorites," 27 July 2017

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First Known Use of kinetic art

1961, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of kinetic art was in 1961

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5 May 2021

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“Kinetic art.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kinetic%20art. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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