Naum Gabo, ‘The Lyre Bird (Opus 4)’, 1950, Joanna Bryant & Julian Page
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Naum Gabo

The Lyre Bird (Opus 4), 1950

Monotype
11 × 7 9/10 in
28 × 20 cm
This is a unique work.
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London, Hertfordshire
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Naum Gabo
Russian, 1890–1977
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A pioneering Constructivist artist, Naum Gabo developed a transformative approach to sculpture, breaking solid mass into interlocking planes, lines, and geometric shapes punctuated by open spaces. Using glass, metal, and plastics, Gabo worked additively, building his sculptures piece by piece to create precise, linear forms, buoyed by lightness and dynamism. His works were mostly abstract and architectural, like Column (c. 1923), a clear vertical column ringed by an open circle and sliced by multicolored planes. Gabo sought a new visual language that was in sync with society and humanity, with space and time as its basic elements. He outlined his approach in his Realistic Manifesto, which he published with his brother, Anton Pevsner. “Space and time are the only forms on which life is built,” he wrote, “and hence art must be constructed.”

Naum Gabo, ‘The Lyre Bird (Opus 4)’, 1950, Joanna Bryant & Julian Page
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Naum Gabo
Russian, 1890–1977
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A pioneering Constructivist artist, Naum Gabo developed a transformative approach to sculpture, breaking solid mass into interlocking planes, lines, and geometric shapes punctuated by open spaces. Using glass, metal, and plastics, Gabo worked additively, building his sculptures piece by piece to create precise, linear forms, buoyed by lightness and dynamism. His works were mostly abstract and architectural, like Column (c. 1923), a clear vertical column ringed by an open circle and sliced by multicolored planes. Gabo sought a new visual language that was in sync with society and humanity, with space and time as its basic elements. He outlined his approach in his Realistic Manifesto, which he published with his brother, Anton Pevsner. “Space and time are the only forms on which life is built,” he wrote, “and hence art must be constructed.”

Naum Gabo

The Lyre Bird (Opus 4), 1950

Monotype
11 × 7 9/10 in
28 × 20 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
Location
London, Hertfordshire
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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