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Room 419 Jesús Soto. The Expression of Movement

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In the 1950s a number of artists, working mainly in connection with the Denise René Gallery, started exploring a new area of abs­traction that critics such as Guy Brett defined as “a radical leap” towards “a new space.” This new space was known as kinetic art. The movement built on the ideas of geometric and concrete abstraction, incorporating the concepts of expansion, multiplication and vibration in such a way that shape and colour ceased to be static elements of the artwork, becoming instead an expression of mobility. This line of thought was present in the major exhibition called Le Mouvement, which was organised by the aforementio­ned gallery in 1955, highlighting the importance of motion as the main poetic and emotional quality of these new works.

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