Physichromie No. 327, Carlos Cruz-Diez
Carlos Cruz-Diez
Physichromie No. 327
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Carlos Cruz-Diez

Physichromie No. 327, 1967


Dimensions
122.2 x 123.1 x 6.5 cm
Physical Description
mixed media
Inventory Number
2520
Acquisition
Acquired in 2019 as a gift from private collection
Status
On display, lower level, Contemporary Art

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About the Work

How does one induce a static pictorial work to move? Vertical aluminum slats reflect the paint which has been applied to the pictorial ground. In the interplay between light and space, vibrating coloured squares make their appearance. Physichromie No. 327 (physis = body / chromie = colour) challenges the viewer to move back and forth in front of the pictorial surface in order to experience the dynamism of what is actually a static picture. Cruz-Diez considered paint to be a ‘situation’ rather than a pure substance. He moved in the circles around the group of Parisian artists Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel which, during the 1960s, sought new visual relationships between the art object and the eyes of the person contemplating it.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Physichromie No. 327 (Original Title)
Artist
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
mixed media
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021
Acquisition
Acquired in 2019 as a gift from private collection

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif

Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 49D342 regular quadrilateral
  • 49D43 prism ~ stereometry
Secondary
  • 22C4 colours, pigments, and paints
  • 22C4(RED) colours, pigments, and paints: red
  • 22C4(GREEN) colours, pigments, and paints: green

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Last update

25.01.2021