Lygia Clark Planes on Modulated Surface (Study) (56) 1957

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Artist
Lygia Clark 1920–1988
Title
Planes on Modulated Surface (Study) (56)
Planos em superficie modulada (estudo) (56)
Date 1957
Medium Graphite and gouache on paper
Dimensions Unconfirmed: 250 x 350 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the American Fund for the Tate Gallery, courtesy of the Latin American Acquisitions Committee 2012
Reference
T13711
Not on display

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These drawings show Clark working through a number of variations on a theme. They explore different relationships of plane and line, but result in a sense of three-dimensional sculptural form articulated on a flat surface by the areas of light and shade, positive and negative. The composition suggests a series of folds along linear divisions, perhaps anticipating her later sculptural works titled ‘Creatures’ which are composed of hinged aluminium plates.

May 2012

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