Latin American Modernism

Constructivism in Latin America

Though influenced by ideas from Europe, these Latin American artists sought to create works that spoke to their particular context.

c. 1920 - 1970

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Lygia Clark, <em>Bicho</em>
Lygia Clark, Bicho

Described by Clark as a “non object,” Bicho can take many shapes, and is manipulated by the viewer.

Joaquín Torres-García, <em>Inverted America</em>
Joaquín Torres-García, Inverted America

Torres-García upended traditional hierarchical structures by defining the art of South America on its own terms.

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