Naum GaboModel for 'Rotating Fountain' 1925, reassembled 1986

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Artist
Naum Gabo (1890‑1977)
Title
Model for 'Rotating Fountain'
Date 1925, reassembled 1986
MediumMetal and plastic
Dimensionsobject: 440 x 400 x 400 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by HM Government in lieu of tax and allocated to the Tate Gallery 1995
Reference
T06974
Not on display

Summary

In the Realistic Manifesto, published in Moscow in 1920, Naum Gabo and his brother Antoine Pevsner announced a new form of art based on space and time. It was, they claimed, an affirmative response to the new world order that had emerged over the last twenty years. They argued that the radical disturbance of old certainties in the sciences (particularly physics), in society (for example, the Great War and the Russian Revolution) and in art (notably Cubism and Futurism), had so weakened established perceptions of reality that a new model was needed for understanding existence… (read more)

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