Carlos Cruz-Diez, ‘Physichromie No. 688’, 1973, Wright
Carlos Cruz-Diez, ‘Physichromie No. 688’, 1973, Wright
Carlos Cruz-Diez, ‘Physichromie No. 688’, 1973, Wright
Carlos Cruz-Diez, ‘Physichromie No. 688’, 1973, Wright

Signature: Signed, titled and dated to aluminum label on verso 'Physichromie No. 688 Cruz-Diez Paris 1973 Carlos Cruz-Diez'. This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by the Cruz-Diez Art Foundation.

Acquired directly from the artist c. 1976 by Mr. & Mrs. Arthur W. Segil | Thence by descent

About Carlos Cruz-Diez

Venezuelan painter and kinetic artist Carlos Cruz-Diez broke new ground in color-optics during the Kinetic art movement of the 1960s. Deeply interested in color relationships, aesthetics, and perception, his influences include Georges Seurat's shimmering, pointillist compositions and Josef Albers’ illusionistic square paintings. His optical experiments focus on how color and line can create a sensation of movement as the viewer’s relative position to the artwork changes. In 1959, he shifted the emphasis of his work from paint to colored light.

Venezuelan, b. 1923, Caracas, Venezuela