Aug 29, 2017

Untitled, from the series Punctum

Untitled, from the series Punctum


Almir Mavignier

(Brazilian, b. 1925)

Color screenprint

Sheet: 61.9 x 61.8 cm (24 3/8 x 24 5/16 in.)

The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund 1968.167


Did you know?

Almir Mavignier studied in Germany and was influenced by theories of color developed at the Bauhaus, an important art school there.


Almir Mavignier aligned himself with kinetic art, a movement that spread across Latin America in the decades after World War II. Rather than focusing on representation or abstraction, these artists used bright colors and eye-bending forms to suggest movement and engage the viewer through visual perception. In this print, Mavignier used patterns of black and colored squares to create a sense of three-dimensional space.

See also
Type of artwork: 

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.