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Prevsner

  1. 1. PEVSNER<br />Author of many architectural guides<br />
  2. 2. Antoine Pevsner was born in 1886, in Russia. <br />He and his two brothers, Alexei and Naum, were interested in science and specialized in engineering in schooL<br />
  3. 3. Pevsner studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kiev and in St. Petersburg <br />In 1912 Pevsner went to Paris<br />
  4. 4. He saw the cubist art of Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Modigliani and Alexander Archipenko<br />
  5. 5.  They became disenchanted once it was required that art lose its autonomy and be used as a tool to propagate political philosophy<br />They published their position in the 1920 Realistic Manifesto.<br />Constructivism was an artistic and architectural movement in Russia from 1919 onward which dismissed "pure" art in favour of an art used as an instrument for social purposes<br />
  6. 6. The Communist government begun to suppress all free artistic expression as "formalism," artists had the choice of either conforming to official policy or leaving. Pevsner left.<br />He went to Berlin, where he turned to sculpture and made his first construction<br />In 1924 he settled in Paris<br />
  7. 7. His techniques:<br />He began to use plastics which he cut and fixed to a surface to form the effect of a high relief.<br />Light and shadow play an important role in his works.<br /> He used ribbing on sheet metal to emphasize linear movement, as in Construction for an Airport.<br />Later, Pevsner had his works cast in bronze<br />

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