Jesus Rafael Soto

1923–2005

Jesus Rafael Soto, ‘Cardinal’ 1965
Cardinal 1965
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In Tate Liverpool

Biography

Jesús Rafael Soto (June 5, 1923 – January 14, 2005) was a Venezuelan op and kinetic artist, a sculptor and a painter.

His works can be found in the collections of the main museums of the world, including Tate (London), Museum Ludwig (Germany), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna (Roma) and MoMA (New York). One of the main museums of art in Venezuela, in his home town, has his name in tribute to him.

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    Op art

    Op art was a major development of painting in the 1960s that used geometric forms to create optical effects
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    Gallery One, New Vision Centre, Signals and Indica at Tate Britain

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