Pol Bury


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(b Haine-Saint-Pierre, 26 Apr. 1922; d Paris, 28 Sept. 2005).

Belgian artist, best known as one of the leading exponents of Kinetic sculpture. Originally he was a painter, but in 1953 he turned to Kinetic art. His early works could be rotated at will, inviting spectator participation, but from about 1957 he began to incorporate electric motors. The movement was usually very slow and the impression made was humorous and poetic, in contrast to the violent effects of Tinguely. Bury's work also included films and stage designs. From 1961 he lived mainly in Paris.

Subjects: Art.

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