Jesus Rafael Soto Cardinal 1965

Artwork details

Artist
Jesus Rafael Soto 1923–2005
Title
Cardinal
Cardenal
Date 1965
Medium Wood on chipboard, metal rods and nylon threads
Dimensions Object: 1562 x 1060 x 254 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1965
Reference
T00793
Not on display

Display caption

One of Soto’s key concerns was the transformation of matter into energy, an exploration that led him to create a series of reliefs he called vibrations. In these works, layers of lines, either static or mobile, produce an optical disturbance. In Cardinal a mobile cascade of stems hangs in front of a striped background. As you walk in front of the piece the stems move in the slight breeze; this movement is enhanced by the optical effects of the stems against the stripes.

July 2007

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