Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Joaquín Torres García's Toys

Celebrated for his work as a modernist painter, teacher, and author, Joaquín Torres García is also known for breaking new ground in the realm of wooden constructions or “maderas.” Beginning in the late 1920s in Paris, Torres García adapted the language of Neo Plasticism from his colleagues Mondrian and Van Doesburg into a new three-dimensional concept for grids and planes made of wood. These maderas informed his simultaneous experiments in children’s toys, which he promoted and sold as educational tools for young minds.

Pictures from Torres García Museum in Montevideo.

Read about the artist at:
The Menil Collection

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