Artist Birthdays, August 5: NAUM GABO

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NAUM GABO (August 5, 1890 – August 23, 1977)

  • Nationality: Russian
  • Field: Sculpture, Kinetic art
  • Art Movement: Constructivism
  • ARTiFact: In 1920, wrote the Realistic Manifesto – the key text of Constructivism that laid out his theories of artistic expression: art should be divorced from such conventions as use of lines, color, volume, and mass; art should accompany man through all parts of his life.
  • Artist Quote: “What we cannot express by the art of thinking, by the art of science or philosophy or logic, we can and should express by the poetic, visual, or some other arts.”
  • Important Artwork (shown below): Constructed Head No.2, 1916.

Naum Gabo. Constructed Head No. 2. 1916. © Nina Williams

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