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Gabo's construction of a three-dimensional figure is achieved through intersecting planes without the structure having great mass: rather like load-bearing metal 'H' beams which carry great weight but themselves have little bulk. Gabo's adoption of the stereometric system, in which volume is indicated through being bisected rather than surrounded, is thus structural and descriptive. The relatively unarticulated neck and chest areas of Gabo's earliest constructed heads were radically addressed in the subsequent constructed heads and torsos and 'Model for Constructed Torso' marks the attempt to articulate most of the figure in stereometric planes, and in a cubist idiom.

August 2004