Friday, January 18, 2019

Naum Gabo, artist has been author, a Constructivist sculptor and instructor. Born in the Jew family in Briansk, Russia on August 5, 1890, Naum Gabo was christened Naum Neemia Pevsner. Metal functions were owned by his father and Antoine Pevsner, his brother, was a Constructivist painter. Naum Gabo managed to talk and write French, German, and English, in addition and was multilingual. Naum Gabo registered himself where he studied natural sciences, medicine, together with learning art history after completing his school in Kursk in 1910. It had been in 1912, when he attended a technology institute in Munich he came across the Artwork.

He was helped by the education in technology of naum Gabo in mastering and developing his work that entailed the use of tools. Naum Gabo and his brother joined hands pursuing the arts in Paris, where he met a few Cubist painters. Around this time, popularity had been gathered by Gabo and won Logan Medal of the Arts. He migrated after the outbreak of the World War I. And after that to Copenhagen Naum Gabo’s earlier works were mostly figurative, where cardboard & wood found maximum usage. His building came in the year 1915 from existence. Among the famous sculptures of these times, Head No.2, today graces the Tate Collection, representing the quantity of a figure without taking proportionate mass.

Naum Gabo returned to Russia from 1917, following spending five years together with his brother in Moscow. In those times, he contributed his work at the Agit Prop exhibitions and took up teaching in the Higher Art and Technical Workshop. Making good use of his technical instruction, he tried to experiment together with a process called Kinetic Sculpture at this time. Naum Gabo together with his brother, Antoine, got his book Realistic Manifesto published in 1920, that had been a pioneering work in documenting Constructivism. Naum Gabo then moved to Germany, where he met with various artists of the de Stijl, the Dutch artistic movement of 1917, along with also taught at Bauhaus, the college of crafts and fine arts.

He designed a fountain in Dresden, that was later destroyed. The celebrity along with the brother, Antonie, rolled out a Realistic Manifesto in August 1920, which encouraged Constructivism, while criticizing Cubism and Futurism. The duo had a joint exhibition in Paris in the year 1924, and designed the stage & costumes for Diaghilev’s ballet La Chatte, in 1926. Naum Gabo had been also a member of the Abstraction Creation Group from Paris during 1932-36. He moved to London from the year 1936, along with lived from Cornwall for the most of the stay. Naum Gabo’s artwork focused on the concept of time along with space, utilizing a broad range of materials, like Plastics, fishing line, bronze, sheets of Perspex, along with boulders to create Surreal sculptures.