Naum Gabo Red Cavern c.1926

Artwork details

Artist
Naum Gabo 1890–1977
Title
Red Cavern
Date c.1926
Medium Plastic, cork, metal and wood
Dimensions Object: 660 x 514 x 279 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1977
Reference
T02144
Not on display

Display caption

In 1920, Gabo and his brother Antoine Pevsner published the Realistic Manifesto which signaled a move away from representation in favour of a new form of art concerned with space and time. During the 1920s Gabo made a number of small sculptural reliefs, which set curved constructions in shallow boxes and niches. Gabo’s use of hard industrial materials and plastics is balanced here by the construction’s red environment, which infuses it with a warm, sensuous hue.

September 2004

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