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    Sale 2054

    Latin American Sale Evening Session

    19 - 20 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 66

    Luis Tomasello (Argentinian b. 1915)

    Atmosphere Chromoplastique N. 400

    Price Realised  


    Luis Tomasello (Argentinian b. 1915)
    Atmosphere Chromoplastique N. 400
    titled, dated and signed twice 'ATMOSPHERE CHROMOPLASTIQUE N. 400, 1976, Luis R. Tomasello, LUIS TOMASELLO' (on the verso)
    painted wood construction
    35 x 35 in. (89 x 89 cm.)
    Executed in 1976.

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    "The term 'reflection' applies to the work of Luis Tomasello in its double meaning: the action and the effect of reflecting and of thinking. Continuing in the line of Mondrian and formed in the rigors of concrete art, Tomasello constructs his reliefs according to a definite scheme, placing geometric bodies in serial order on a square or rectangular support. For additional restriction, the elements and support are white. However, this material base, this volumetric concretion, this corporeal regularity is made lighter and more airy by a luminous atmosphere of incomparable iridiscence. The volumes, enveloped by a chromatic halo, attenuate their boundaries; their facets flatten out, unveiling in chiaroscuro the entire scale of grays, from light to shadow. The work lives, vibrates, varies. Here geometry changes its characteristics; enriches its message; with no loss of rigor, it becomes more sensitive; without expressionism, without personalization, it becomes lyrical; mobilizes us mentally and sensorially."

    Saúl Yurkievich.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Estate of H. Marc Moyens