Jesus Rafael Soto Horizontal Movement 1963

Artwork details

Artist
Jesus Rafael Soto 1923–2005
Title
Horizontal Movement
Mouvement horizontal
Date 1963
Medium Oil paint on chipboard, nylon thread and iron rod
Dimensions Object: 625 x 276 x 165 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1964
Reference
T00649
Not on display

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As the spectator passes this work, an optical effect causes the background of black
and white lines to vibrate and flicker. Soto described Horizontal Movement as ‘one
of the first truly mobile works that I had made’, referring to the addition of an iron
rod that hangs in front of the lines. As in all his works the background lines are
drawn by hand.

September 2004

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