Naum Gabo

American, b. 1890, Bryansk, Russia; d. 1977, Waterbury, Connecticut
Naum Gabo


Naum Gabo, established himself as a revolutionary artist of twentieth-century sculpture with the publication of his 1920 Realistic Manifesto that set forth the basic principles of Constructivist art. Gabo aimed to shift the idea of art from static, solid, or decorative towards a kinetic, living and breathing perception of time and space. In Construction in Space: Spheric Theme, two identical circles are bolted together with springs in the center that act as “lines of tension” to illustrate volume, depth, and weightlessness as well as draw the viewer’s attention to the artwork’s elements of construction.

Construction in Space: Spheric Theme


Naum Gabo, Construction in Space: Spheric Theme


Title: Construction in Space: Spheric Theme
Date: 1969
Medium: stainless and Cor-Ten steel
Dimensions: 92 x 77 x 77 inches
Accession Number: P69.5.1
Location: Corning Tower Plaza Level









Empire State Plaza Art Collection


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