75. Movimento (Movement), 1951. Inspired by the non-figurative works of Swiss artist Max Bill at the First Bienal, Waldemar Cordeiro, and a number of other São Paulo artists formed the important Brazilian Concrete art movement in the early 1950s, working closely with the Brazilian Concrete poets. The Concretistas found their inspiration in rational, scientific, mathematical, and industrial sources. The art had stylistic affinities with graphic design and a minimalist aesthetic. In 1971 Cordeiro realized, with the participation of scientists and artists, the first international exhibition in Brazil on computer-generated art, called Arteónica.
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