INDUCCION CROMATICA AEROPUERTO ALBERTO CARNEVALI MÉRIDA  CARLOS CRUZ-DIEZ

INDUCCION CROMATICA AEROPUERTO ALBERTO CARNEVALI MÉRIDA 
CARLOS CRUZ-DIEZ

Project type: Restoration

Artist: Carlos Cruz-Diez

Status: Undergoing inspection

Project year: 1997

Location: Edificio Aeropuerto, Av. Urdaneta, Mérida 5101, Mérida, Venezuela

The Alberto Carnevali National Airport was once a commercial and public domestic airport located in the city of Mérida in Venezuela. It is surrounded by two large mountain ranges; to the south, sits the Sierra Nevada with its highest peak: Pico Bolívar.

 

Up until 2008, it was Merida’s main airport and one of the most prominent in the Andean region and the country; however, as of that year, new regulations limited its commercial operations. The airport is named after Lawyer and Politician Alberto Carnevali in honor of his work.

The piece Inducción Cromática Merideña, composed by Carlos Cruz-Diez specifically for the Alberto Carnevali National Airport, consists of nine 6.6 ft. x 39.3 ft. panels each in an inclined position that seek to represent the takeoff angle of an airplane. In this work, the artist applied his studies on chromatic induction, though which the color revealed is there but, at the same time, it is not. Its existence is virtual, but as real as the pigments used.

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Carlos Cruz-Diez

Carlos Cruz-Diez (1923) is a French-Venezuelan artist who lives and works in Paris as of 1960. His plastic proposal, one of the most original within the kinetic movement, unveils the artist as one of the most important color theorists of the 20th century and one of the most prominent figures of contemporary art. His work gravitates around the chromatic phenomenon and comprises eight investigations: Couleur Additive, Physichromie, Induction Chromatique, Chromointerférence, Transchromiea, Chromosaturation, Chromoscope and Couleur à l’Espace. His optokinetic work is exhibited in permanent collections from prestigious museums, such as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York; Tate Modern in London; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville and Centre Pompidou in Paris; the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and the Wallraf Richartz Museum in Colonia, among others.

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Carlos Cruz-Diez

Carlos Cruz-Diez (1923) is a French-Venezuelan artist who lives and works in Paris as of 1960. His plastic proposal, one of the most original within the kinetic movement, unveils the artist as one of the most important color theorists of the 20th century and one of the most prominent figures of contemporary art. His work gravitates around the chromatic phenomenon and comprises eight investigations: Couleur Additive, Physichromie, Induction Chromatique, Chromointerférence, Transchromiea, Chromosaturation, Chromoscope and Couleur à l’Espace. His optokinetic work is exhibited in permanent collections from prestigious museums, such as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York; Tate Modern in London; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville and Centre Pompidou in Paris; the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and the Wallraf Richartz Museum in Colonia, among others.

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  • EL NACIONAL – Caracas, Venezuela. En los espacios urbanos modernos, la fusión del arte y la arquitectura ha conseg...

  • REVISTA AD – Madrid, España. Entras a Montalbán 11 (un edificio ya centenario) y te recibe un mural de Induction C...

  • REVISTA AD – Madrid, España. Vivir en una obra de arte en Madrid. Este será el privilegio del que disfrutarán once...

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