The Realistic Manifesto, (Published August 5th 1920) was written by sculptor Naum Gabo and cosigned by his brother Antoine Pevsner, and the key text of Constructivism. The manifesto laid out their theories about artistic expression. The Manifesto focused largely on divorcing art from such conventions as use of lines, colour, volume, and mass. They also believed art should accompany man through all parts of his life: "at the workbench, at the office, at work, at rest, and at leisure; work days and holidays, at home and on the road, so that the flame of life does not go out in man." The book states that art is bogged down by society, and each style of art (cubism, realism, etc.) are trying to avenge themselves.
- Audio (MP3) of Naum Gabo reading the Realistic Manifesto
- The Realistic Manifesto (1920) | Naum Gabo and Antoine Pevsner | davidrifkind.org
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