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Jean Tinguely

La Jalousie II [Blind Jealousy II]
1961

Capturing movement has been one of the main challenges facing artists over the centuries. Tinguely's sculpture explores this problem in the most literal way possible, by recreating the action itself. This type of kinetic or moving art was made in response to a fashion for gestural, action-painting of the time. When the electric motor is switched on, the curtain's beaded strands move furiously, rhythmically and noisily, like the grass skirt of a Hawaiian dancer. The title is a pun on the French word ‘jalousie' which means both jealousy and a blind or bead curtain.

  • Credits Purchased 1984
  • Medium Painted bead curtain, metal rod and electric motor
  • Size 217.50 x 91.50 x 35.50 cm
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