Carlos Cruz-Diez

Physichromie No. 123


Carlos Cruz-Diez born 1923
Cellulose acetate and wood
Object: 400 x 230 x 40 mm
Transferred from the Victoria & Albert Museum 1983

Not on display

Catalogue entry

T03715 Physichromie No.123 1964

Construction of perspex, paper and board, painted 15 3/4 × 9 1/8 × 1 5/8 (400 × 230 × 40)
Not inscribed
Transferred from the Victoria and Albert Museum 1983
Prov: Purchased by the Department of Circulation, Victoria and Albert Museum, from Signals, 1966 (Circ. 139–1966)
Exh: 2nd Pilot Show, Centre for Advanced Creative Study, 1964; A Decade of Physichromies, Signals, September–October 1965 (repr. on cover); travelling exhibitions of the Department of Circulation, Victoria and Albert Museum
Lit: Carlos Cruz-Diez, ‘Physichromies’, Signals, 1, February–March 1965, p.10; Frank Popper, ‘The Physichromies of Carlos Cruz-Diez’, Signals, 1, August–October 1965, p.11
Also repr: Signals, I, September 1964, p.2

The title ‘Physichromie’ was invented by the artist from the words ‘physical chromatism’. A larger construction ‘Physichromie 113’ (1963, reconstructed 1976) also belongs to the Tate Gallery (T02094).

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1982-84: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1986


Tate Etc

Beyond the easel Gallery One, New Vision Centre, Signals and Indica at Tate Britain II

To coincide with the display, Tate Etc. talked to the Venezuelan-born artist Carlos Cruz-Diez (born 1923) about his early exhibition ...

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