L'œuvre Constructif avec boussole - Centre Pompidou

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Constructif avec boussole

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Joaquín Torres-García (1874 - 1949)

Constructif avec boussole

1932

Huile sur toile clouée sur bois

65 x 54,4 cm

Inscriptions :MO.D.H.G. : JTG/32

Don de M. Ernesto Leborgne, 1986

Numéro d'inventaire : AM 1986-376

Description for the presentation 2013-2014 in the National Museum of Modern Art

In Paris during the Thirties, Torres-García developed a pictorial language that he called Universalismo Constructivo. Using a system of pictograms, he constructed compositions halfway between pure abstraction and archaic pre-Columbian values. His aim was to create a universal art that could be immediately perceived by the senses. In Composition Constructive with Compass, he uses a repertory of signs combining a geometrical composition, figurative elements and words.

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