Skip to Main Content
Navigate left
Navigate right
Save
Save
Share
Share
Save
Save
Share
Share

Lygia Pape

Tteia, 1976-2004

Installation of gold thread
This is part of a limited edition set.
Location
New York
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
About the work
Provenance
El Museo del Barrio
New York
Follow

Variable dimensions refer to installation.

Variable dimensions refer to installation.

Medium
Installation
Lygia Pape
Brazilian, 1927–2004
Follow

Lygia Pape ranged widely across mediums, challenging formal and conceptual boundaries and becoming a pioneer of Brazilian contemporary art. Claiming, “art is my way of understanding the world,” she worked in painting, printmaking, sculpture, dance, film, performance, and installation, always attempting to merge art and life. Her career began in the 1950s, with her involvement in the Concretist and Neo-Concretist movements, during which she created Op Art compositions driven by geometry and line. She later moved beyond these movements, orchestrating one of her best-known works, Divisor, in 1968, for which she invited people to poke their heads through slits cut into a capacious white sheet and move en masse in a circle. Towards the end of her life, she was crafting vivid installations, which, like all of her work, integrated the aesthetic, ethical, and political with elegance and wit.

Navigate left
Navigate right
Save
Save
Share
Share
Save
Save
Share
Share
About the work
Provenance
El Museo del Barrio
New York
Follow

Variable dimensions refer to installation.

Variable dimensions refer to installation.

Medium
Installation
Lygia Pape
Brazilian, 1927–2004
Follow

Lygia Pape ranged widely across mediums, challenging formal and conceptual boundaries and becoming a pioneer of Brazilian contemporary art. Claiming, “art is my way of understanding the world,” she worked in painting, printmaking, sculpture, dance, film, performance, and installation, always attempting to merge art and life. Her career began in the 1950s, with her involvement in the Concretist and Neo-Concretist movements, during which she created Op Art compositions driven by geometry and line. She later moved beyond these movements, orchestrating one of her best-known works, Divisor, in 1968, for which she invited people to poke their heads through slits cut into a capacious white sheet and move en masse in a circle. Towards the end of her life, she was crafting vivid installations, which, like all of her work, integrated the aesthetic, ethical, and political with elegance and wit.

Lygia Pape

Tteia, 1976-2004

Installation of gold thread
This is part of a limited edition set.
Location
New York
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
Other works from The Illusive Eye
Other works by Lygia Pape
Related works
Most Similar