The aim of this project was to develop a comprehensive understanding of the material and process-based decisions made by artists working in the concrete and Neo-concrete vein in Argentina and Brazil during the mid-twentieth century. Its focus was on technical study of works from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros on loan to the Getty as part of the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative. Findings from this project complemented those of two other projects conducted simultaneously by scientific study groups in Argentina and Brazil undertaken and funded by the Getty Foundation within the same initiative. The project was conceived jointly with the Getty Research Institute. Read more

Technical Studies

Analyzing pigments and binding media, as well as techniques


Bringing together art works and technical study findings

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Banner: Judith Lauand, Quatro grupos de elementos, 1959 (detail). © 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York /AUTVIS, Sao Paulo.

Project updated: August 2019