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Georges Vantongerloo

(b Antwerp, 24 Nov. 1886; d Paris, 5 Oct. 1965). Belgian sculptor, painter, architect, and writer on art, active mainly in France, one of the pioneers of a mathematical approach ...

Vantongerloo, Georges

Vantongerloo, Georges (1886–1965)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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..., Georges ( 1886–1965 ). Belgian sculptor and painter. He trained in Antwerp and Brussels. His works were illustrated, along with selected writings, in the De Stijl journal from July 1918 ; both demonstrated his faith in geometric abstraction . Sculptures such as Interrelation of Volumes ( 1919 ; London, Tate) create an architectonic play of volumes through their interaction of mass and void. In their balance of positive against negative they manifested a three-dimensional realization of the principles of De Stijl . In 1928 Vantongerloo moved...

Vantongerloo, Georges

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A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (3 ed.)

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..., Georges ( 1886–1965 ) Belgian sculptor , painter , architect , and writer on art, active mainly in France. He was born in Antwerp and studied at the Academy there and at the Brussels Academy. In 1914 he was wounded whilst serving with the Belgian army and from 1914 to 1918 was interned in the Netherlands. There he joined the De Stijl group in 1917 and turned from the conventionally naturalistic style he had previously practised to abstract sculptures in which he applied the principles of Neo-Plasticism to three dimensions (...

Vantongerloo, Georges

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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..., Georges ( b Antwerp, 24 Nov. 1886 ; d Paris, 5 Oct. 1965 ). Belgian sculptor, painter, architect, and writer on art, active mainly in France, one of the pioneers of a mathematical approach to abstract art. In 1917 he joined the De Stijl group and turned from the conventionally naturalistic style he had previously practised to abstract sculptures in which he applied the principles of Neo-Plasticism to three dimensions ( Interrelation of Volumes , 1919 , Tate, London). From 1919 to 1927 he lived in the French Riviera resort of Menton and...

Vantongerloo, Georges

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (5 ed.)

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..., Georges ( b Antwerp , 24 Nov. 1886 ; d Paris , 5 Oct. 1965 ). Belgian sculptor , painter , architect , and writer on art , active mainly in France, one of the pioneers of a mathematical approach to abstract art. In 1917 he joined the De Stijl group and turned from the conventionally naturalistic style he had previously practised to abstract sculptures in which he applied the principles of Neo-Plasticism to three dimensions ( Interrelation of Volumes , 1919 , Tate, London). From 1919 to 1927 he lived in the French Riviera resort...

Georges Vantongerloo

Georges Vantongerloo  

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(b Antwerp, 24 Nov. 1886; d Paris, 5 Oct. 1965).Belgian sculptor, painter, architect, and writer on art, active mainly in France, one of the pioneers of a mathematical approach ...
Cercle et Carré

Cercle et Carré  

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(French, ‘Circle and Square’)A discussion and exhibition society for Constructivist artists formed in Paris in 1929 by the critic Michel Seuphor and the painter Joaquin Torres-Garcia. A journal of ...
Abstraction-Création

Abstraction-Création  

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An association of abstract painters and sculptors formed in Paris in February 1931, a successor to the short-lived Cercle et Carré. It was open to artists of all nationalities and its organization ...
Stijl, De

Stijl, De  

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Literally The Style. Supposedly derived from Semper's Der Stil (1861–3), erroneously believed to advocate Materialism and Functionalism, it was a Dutch artistic movement and name of a journal founded ...
De Stijl

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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...group of mainly Dutch artists founded in 1917 and of the journal they published to promote their ideas. The moving spirit was Theo van Doesburg ( 1883–1931 ) and other associates included the painter Piet Mondrian , the architect Gerrit Rietveld , and the sculptor Georges Vantongerloo . Their common aim was to find laws of equilibrium and harmony that would be applicable to life and society as well as art, and the style that is associated with them is one of austere abstract clarity. The greatest impact of De Stijl was not on painting but on...

Stijl, De

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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...but it was van Doesburg who disseminated the group's ideas on architecture and the role of primary colours in Europe. Later, in 1924 , Dada influence became apparent in a supplement called Mecano . Other painters of the group included Vilmos Huszár ( 1884–1960 ), Georges Vantongerloo (also a sculptor), and Bart van der Leck . Architects working with the group, such as Gerrit Rietveld ( 1888–1964 ), were united in their use of modern materials to achieve smooth surfaces and austere lines which opened up the relationship with the surrounding...

Abstraction–Création

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A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (3 ed.)

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...of abstract painters and sculptors formed in Paris in February 1931 in succession to the short-lived Cercle et Carré group, whose mailing list the new association took over. The prime movers behind Abstraction–Création were Jean Hélion , Auguste Herbin , and Georges Vantongerloo , who all practised the type of abstract art in which works are constructed from completely non-representational, usually geometrical, elements, rather than derived from natural appearances. Although geometrical abstraction was especially well represented in the...

Abstraction-Création

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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...of abstract painters and sculptors formed in Paris in February 1931 in succession to the short-lived Cercle et Carré group, whose mailing list the new association took over. The prime movers behind Abstraction-Création were Jean Hélion , Auguste Herbin , and Georges Vantongerloo , who all practised the type of abstract art in which works are constructed from completely non-representational, usually geometrical, elements, rather than derived from natural appearances. Although geometrical abstraction was especially well represented in the...

Stijl, De

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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...in 1917 and of the journal they published to set forth their ideas. It was a very loose association, held together mainly by Theo van Doesburg . The other members were, like him, mainly painters ( Mondrian was the most important), but they also included the sculptor Georges Vantongerloo and the architect and designer Gerald Rietveld ( 1888–1964 ). Their common aim was to find laws of equilibrium and harmony that would be applicable to life and society as well as art, and their style was one of austere abstract clarity ( see Neo-Plasticism ). The...

Stijl, De

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (5 ed.)

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...in 1917 and of the journal they published to set forth their ideas. It was a very loose association, held together mainly by Theo van Doesburg . The other members were, like him, mainly painters ( Mondrian was the most important), but they also included the sculptor Georges Vantongerloo and the architect and designer Gerald Rietveld ( 1888–1964 ). Their common aim was to find laws of equilibrium and harmony that would be applicable to life and society as well as art, and their style was one of austere abstract clarity ( see Neo-Plasticism ). The...

Stijl, De

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Auke van der Woud

The Oxford Companion to Architecture

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...van Doesburg , was the central figure; with his death, De Stijl and the coherence between its collaborators came to an end. In the early stage ( 1917–22 ), apart from van Doesburg, there were the painters Piet Mondrian, Bart van der Leck, and Vilmos Huszár; the sculptor Georges Vantongerloo; and the architects Jacobus J. P. Oud , Robert van’t Hoff , Gerrit Th. Rietveld , and Jan Wils . The second phase began at the end of 1922 , without Oud, Van’t Hoff, and Wils, because their contacts with van Doesburg had, for various reasons, become rather...

Kelly, Ellsworth

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists (2 ed.)

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2018
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...fabric and its light effects, looked closely at the work of Monet and Cézanne, tried to rid himself of preconceived ideas by sampling automatism and techniques based on chance, and met important artists, including Brancusi , Arp , and Mondrian’s follower Georges Vantongerloo . He also became acquainted with such American visitors as Alexander Calder , Jack Youngerman , and, notably, John Cage , whose aesthetic positions stimulated his own. After losing interest in an early figurative style in 1949 , Kelly experimented with gridded compositions...

Calder, Alexander

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists (2 ed.)

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... wrote the catalogue introduction. A few months later, Calder numbered among few Americans invited to join the newly founded Abstraction-Création organization, an international group of nonrepresentational artists including Jean Arp , Mondrian , Anton Pevsner , and Georges Vantongerloo . In the same year, his latent interest in motion found its first important expression in a group of motorized objects that caused the abstract components to move in relation to each other. These were followed that fall by the first fully realized mobiles, the culmination...

Biederman, Charles

Biederman, Charles (23 Aug 1906)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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...he saw a painting by Cézanne that greatly influenced his subsequent thought. He lived in New York from 1934 to 1940 , except for a nine-month period in 1936–7 when he lived in Paris. He began to make reliefs in 1934 . His visits in Paris to the studios of Mondrian, Georges Vantongerloo , César Domela and Antoine Pevsner made him aware of De Stijl , Neo-plasticism, Abstraction-Création and Constructivism. He also met Léger , Miró , Arp , Kandinsky , Robert Delaunay , Alberto Giacometti , Picasso and Brancusi . Shortly before returning to New...

Glarner, Fritz

Glarner, Fritz (20 July 1899)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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...where he studied at the Académie Colarossi intermittently between 1924 and 1926 and became acquainted with modernist artists, including Hans Arp , Sophie Taeuber-Arp , Alexander Calder , Theo van Doesburg , Jean Hélion , Fernand Léger , Piet Mondrian and Georges Vantongerloo . During the late 1920s and 1930s Glarner's work consisted largely of semi-abstract still lifes and interior scenes such as Painting ( 1937 ; Zurich, Ksthaus), in which flat, hard-edged areas of color are used to indicate the simplified forms of a table in the corner of...

Kelly, Ellsworth

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The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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...with the exploitation of chance by dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham and the composer and writer John Cage , both of whom he had met as fellow guests at his Paris hotel. Also important were his encounters in Paris with the artists Michel Seuphor ( b 1901 ), George Vantongerloo , Constantin Brancusi , Joan Miró and Alexander Calder and with the work of Sophie Taeuber-Arp . Kelly became enthralled by Parisian 20th-century architecture and by the play of light and shadow over its stark surfaces; he used them as reference points for his...

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