Jan 28, 2008

Kinetic Art.

Kinetic art involves moving parts or is dependent on the motion for its effect. The movement of the parts is usually powered by wind or motor or observer. Here are some of the creations by the best kinetic art sculpturists.

Yaacov Agam:

Kinetic art (9) 1Fountain in Dizengoff square, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Yaacov Agam an Israeli sculptor is also known for his contributions to kinetic art. Trained at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, before he moved to Zürich & then to Paris. And it was in year 1955 that he established himself as one of the leading pioneers of kinetic art at the Le Mouvement exhibition at the Galerie Denise René.

Borofsky:

Kinetic art (9) 2Molecule Man, Berlin.

Kinetic art (9) 3Man walking to the sky, Kassel.

Kinetic art (9) 4Toronto Pearson Airport, I Dreamed I Could Fly sculptures
Borofsky received an honorary doctorate in Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon, his alma mater in may 2006. Did Bachelor of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon & received Master of Fine Arts from Yale University.

Arthur Ganson:

Kinetic art (9) 5(Image: Credit).

Arthur Ganson is a renowned kinetic sculptor. 'Ganson has held residencies in science museums, collaborated with the Studebaker Movement Theatre, and been featured in one-man shows at MIT Museum, Harvard's Carpenter Center, the DeCordova Museum, and the Ricco/Maresca Gallery in New York. He has a permanent installation at the National Inventors Hall of Fame. He was an MIT artist-in-residence and some of his work is on permanent display at the Gestural Engineering exhibit at MIT Museum in Boston, Massachusetts.'

Starr Gideon Kempf:

Kinetic art (9) 6Sunrise Serenade .
Starr Gideon Kempf is best known for his graceful steel wind kinetic sculptures.

Len Lye:

Kinetic art (9) 7A 45m Wind Wand on the New Plymouth waterfront.
Len Lye was a New Zealand-born artist. 'Known primarily for his experimental films and kinetic sculptures. His films are held in archives such as the New Zealand Film Archive, British Film Institute, Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and the Pacific Film Archive at University of California, Berkeley. Lye's sculptures are found in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Berkeley Art Museum.'

George Rickey:

Kinetic art (9) 8'Breaking Column', stainless steel sculpture by George Rickey, 1988, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu.

Kinetic art (9) 9'Two Open Triangles Up Gyratory', stainless steel sculpture by George Rickey, 1982, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu.
George Rickey was an American kinetic sculptor.
'Rickey educated at Glenalmond College, received a degree in History from Balliol College, Oxford. 'He spent a short time traveling Europe and studied art in Paris. He then returned to the United States and began teaching at the Groton School, where among his many students was future National Security Advisor McGeorge Bundy'.

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