Naum Gabo Sketch for Kinetic Construction 1949

Artwork details

Artist
Naum Gabo 1890–1977
Title
Sketch for Kinetic Construction
Date 1949
Medium Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 333 x 254 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1977
Reference
T02164
Not on display

Display caption

Urn, Sketch for an Imaginary Construction (Logan Rock) (left) was made in preparation for one of Gabo''s rare paintings of the 1930s. The delicately enclosing curves form a vessel. The term 'logan rock' is a Cornish name for a boulder whose base has eroded, allowing it to be rocked back and forth. The later Sketch for Kinetic Construction (right) shows Gabo further exploring the use of enclosing lines and balance.

August 2004

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