Kinetic art  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Kinetic art is sculpture that contains moving parts. The moving parts are generally powered by wind, a motor or the observer's hand. The term kinetic sculpture refers to a class of art made primarily from the late 1950s through 1960s. Kinetic art was first recorded by the sculptors Naum Gabo and Antoine Pevsner in their Realist Manifesto issued as part of a manifesto of constructivism in 1920 in Moscow. "Bicycle Wheel," of 1913, by Marcel Duchamp, is said to be the first kinetic sculpture.

Kinetic energy, in scientific terms, is the energy possessed by a body by virtue of its motion.

In kinetic art the motion is always physical, as in the sculpture of Naum Gabo and mobiles of Alexander Calder.


Selected kinetic sculptors

Selected kinetic op artists

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