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Sculptures for the Modern World: Naum Gabo

In October 2017 the Barber acquired the exquisite abstract Linear Construction in Space, No 1, by one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century, Naum Gabo. This lecture by Russian Modernism expert Professor Christina Lodder, of the University of Kent, explores Gabo’s highly innovative work, inspired by the new scientific realities of the modern world as well as the social and political possibilities of the Russian Revolution of 1917. Producing constructed works from transparent materials and stringing, he succeeded in evoking space and time, while communicating his vision of a better and more humane society.

KÄTHE KOLLWITZ (1867-1945)

The Young Couple


Bolten, Arent van (About 1573-1633)

Lamp in the form of a grotesque bird


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