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Do you know Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt)?

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by Tyler last modified Aug 11, 2014

I didn’t know who Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt) was until I acquired one of her lithographs and started doing some research. Her work with geometry is quite amazing. Her sculptures tell a story to the viewer but I think, what that story is, comes from the imagination of the viewer. I will save you my interpretation […] The post Do you know Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt)? appeared first on .




 

 

I didn’t know who Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt) was until I acquired one of her lithographs and started doing some research. Her work with geometry is quite amazing. Her sculptures tell a story to the viewer but I think, what that story is, comes from the imagination of the viewer. I will save you my interpretation of her life story and work. There are some links found throughout this post that will let you learn more.

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gego, Gertrud Goldschmidt,madern art,geometry
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“As a young woman, Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt) worked as a draftsman in several architecture firms, painting workshops, and carpentry shops in her native Germany while completing a degree in architecture from the University of Stuttgart in 1938. To escape the increasing anti-Semitism in her home country, she emigrated to Venezuela in 1939, where she worked as a freelance architect and industrial designer until the mid-1940s. In 1953, she moved to the coastal town of Tarma and began her artistic work, producing drawings, watercolors, monotypes and xylographs; the majority of these early works were figurative and expressionist. She returned to Caracas in 1956, and there, using pure abstraction as her starting point, she began to address problems of sculptural space in her work; in 1957, along with artists Carlos Cruz-Diez, Alejandro Otero, and Jesús-Rafael Soto, Gego participated in the exhibition Arte abstracto en Venezuela. By 1959, the Museum of Modern Art in New York had begun to acquire her work; she moved to New York in 1960 and remained in the United States until 1967.” Source

Gertrud Goldschmidt,madern art,geometry
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Gertrud Goldschmidt,madern art,geometry
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Gertrud Goldschmidt,madern art,geometry
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Gertrud Goldschmidt,madern art,geometry
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Gertrud Goldschmidt,madern art,geometry
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Gertrud Goldschmidt,madern art,geometry
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Gertrud Goldschmidt,madern art,geometry
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