3/19/2018 11:45 AM
During this month, the ICAA celebrates the 105th anniversary of the birthday of Uruguayan artist Carmelo Arden Quin (March 16, 1913–September 27, 2010). One of the most recognized artists to emerge in Latin America during the 1930s, the Uruguayan artist Carmelo Arden Quin founded, with Argentinean artist Gyula Kosice, the Madí movement in 1946. Arden Quin encouraged the use of non-orthogonal frames, advocating that each type of art be conceived in its physical and pure nature. In 1948, Arden Quin settled in Paris, where he would spend most of his lifetime. There, he participated in a number of the well-known series of exhibitions organized by the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, an opportunity of which many other renowned concrete artists from around the world took advantage to display their art to a broader audience. Arden Quin’s works L’oeil (1938), Forme Noire, no. I (1942) and Coplanal (1946) are part of the MFAH Collection. For more information on Carmelo Arden Quin, visit the ICAA digital archive.