Cuban Abstraction

… Abstraction. Artistic expression in which no recognizable object is represented – a current that arose in Europe through the second decade of the Twentieth Century. It unfurled two fundamental tendencies. The first one, “lyrical abstraction,” finds its basis in the plastic resources that allow it full freedom in the use of color – something that German Expressionism had already brought to light. The second one, “geometrical abstraction,” starts with the free use of shapes, as a spawn of the compositional findings brought about by Cubism.

… Kineticism. An artistic current that incorporates real or apparent movements into the work of art. It reached its greatest international diffusion between the Fifties and the Sixties. The actual motion may be achieved by way of wind-activated mobiles or using engines. The apparent motion is achieved through the use of lighting effects, which generates the illusion of movement in the spectator’s perception. The latter variant is also known as Optical Art or Op art

José Ramón Alonso Lorrea
Fragmento del Glosario Arte Caribeño
O.E.I., C.E.D.E.A.L
Madrid 2000