Suprematism, Constructivism and De Stijl Slide Show
This slide show illustrates important artworks by some of the major artists associated with the pure abstract styles of Suprematism, Constructivism and De Stijl.
Anni Albers, Wall hanging. 1926, Silk (three-ply weave). 70-3/8 x 46-3/8", Harvard Art Museum, Busch-Reisinger Museum. Association Fund, Photo: Katya Kallsen © President and Fellows of Harvard College, © 2009 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Design for Knotted Carpet
Anni Albers recalled those early days: There was no real teacher in textiles. We had no formal classes. Now people say to me: 'You learned it all at the Bauhaus'! We did not learn a thing in the beginning. I learned from Gunta, who was a great teacher. We sat down and tried to do it. Sometimes we sat together and tried to solve problems of construction. . Design for a Knotted Carpet on Bauhaus 100 Site Design for Wall Hanging - Mit gewendetem Schuetzen on Bauhaus 100 Site
‘Linear Construction No. 2’, Naum Gabo, 1970–1 | Tate
Artwork page for ‘Linear Construction No. 2’, Naum Gabo, 1970–1 'Linear Construction No.2' exists in over twenty versions, both standing and hanging. The light-catching nylon filament is wound around two intersecting plastic planes. The stringing gives a delicate sense of three dimensions in the complicated patterns created by the irregular lobe shapes of the transparent plastic. It was developed from Gabo's unrealised project for the lobby of the Esso Building in New York in the late 1940s…
Naum Gabo born Naum Neemia Pevsner (5 August [O.S. 24 July] 1890 – 23 August 1977) Gabo grew up in a Jewish family of six children in the provincial Russian town of Bryansk, where his father owned a factory. His older brother was fellow Constructivist artist Antoine Pevsner. After the outbreak of war, Gabo moved first to Copenhagen then Oslo with his older brother Alexei, making his first constructions under the name Naum Gabo in 1915. These earliest constructions originally in cardboard or…