Lygia Pape

 

 

Age: 77

 

Summary: multimedia artist and founding member of Brazil's vanguard Neoconcrete movement who was part of a young generation of Rio de Janeiro artists that were captivated by ideas of geometric abstraction espoused by the European avant-garde in the 1940's and 1950's, and who also created ballets that set geometric dance forms to experimental music and books that doubled as sculptures that could be manipulated by the viewer.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from myelodysplasia

 

Born: April 27, 1927

 

Died: May 3, 2004

 

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil