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Abraham Palatnik

 (born 1928)
Abraham Palatnik is active/lives in Israel, Brazil.  Abraham Palatnik is known for kinetic sculpture, electronic media installation.

Biography   Abraham Palatnik


A pioneer of kinetic art in Brazil, Abraham Palatnik’s investigations into technology, mobility, and light led to a groundbreaking understanding of visual phenomena. In 1932, Palatnik moved to Tel Aviv where he studied painting, drawing, and art history at the Municipal Art Institute. It was during this time that he took a specialized course in Internal Combustion Engines at the Montefiore School.

In 1947, Palatnik returned to Rio de Janeiro.  During this time he began to visit the Dom Pedro II Psychiatric Hospital, coordinated by Dr. Nise da Silveira. Upon seeing the artworks by schizophrenic patients who presented an exceptional production, even without previous art training, Palatnik recognized his art impotent and decided to   ...  Displaying 750 of 4649 characters.

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