kinetic art


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

Examples of kinetic art in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Created by the Indian design and architecture studio Apical Reform, the piece, which mimics the wave motion of its natural counterpart, is one of numerous works of kinetic art on display at the Lab, MB&F’s first retail space in the U.S, located adjacent to the Westime store on Rodeo Drive. Victoria Gomelsky, Robb Report, 11 Dec. 2023 Venezuela, in particular, was a hotbed of geometric and kinetic art. Sebastian Smee, Washington Post, 14 Apr. 2023 Written by Dennis Hopeless with kinetic art by Juan Doe, moody colors by Wil Quintana, and Dave Lanphear’s expressive letters, Legion of Monsters tells a fun story that pits good monsters against the bad, along with the help of generational monster hunter Elsa Bloodstone (more on her in a minute). Joe George, Men's Health, 7 Oct. 2022 Much of the contents—mostly in monochrome black and white—were acquired with the new place in mind, after Alex auctioned off almost everything from his last Paris apartment back in 2018: 188 lots of kinetic art, toy robots and Star Wars memorabilia, among other collecting obsessions. Jay Cheshes, WSJ, 29 May 2021 Guy converts 3D printer into infinite sand-art machine: SimonSörensen, host of the RCLifeOn YouTube channel, shows off his kinetic art table, which draws — and then erases — intricate fractal patterns in sand. Matt Delong, Star Tribune, 14 Jan. 2021 Where most people just see a set of stairs and a handrail, skaters see the possibility for existential thrill and a chance to make a mark on the kinetic art form. Ryan Fonsecastaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 2 Dec. 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of kinetic art was in 1961

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“Kinetic art.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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