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Goga. The Architecture Of An Artist

Goga. The Architecture Of An Artist

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From 1932 to 1938 before emigrating to Venezuela the artist Gego studied architecture and engineering at the Technische Hochschule Stuttgart In 1955 &nbsp at the time that is when she began to become active as an artist &nbsp she wrote to her former professor Paul Bonatz Even if I have strayed from architecture and found myself unable to master life through it it has none theless shaped me to some degree at least Even unhappy loves are of great value and have their effect A few years later MoMA in New York bought one of the artists first works Today Gego ranks as one of the bestknown artists in Latin America Conceptual approaches and practical ideas about architecture and processes of space creation have remained a constant theme in her art and have been the perennial subject of creative debate
This book is published in conjunction with the exhibition Gego The Architecture of an Artist at the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart The Fundacin Gegos permanent loan to the museum of 100 works has made it possible to give visible expression to these connections with special attention paid to the artists graphic work

Gertrud Louise Goldschmidt 1912 Hamburg Germany &nbsp 1994 Caracas Venezuela better known as Gego was a German Venezuelan sculptor installation artist architect and draughtswoman She is best known for the work she did in the 1960s and 1970s com prising abstract drawings threedimensional works and wire constructions

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