Tatlin, Corner Relief, 1915
- Not as functional as his monument, but when the constructivists create art objects, they still use the materials and visual vocabulary of construction. They don’t want to use the word ‘artist’; they call themselves constructors because ‘artist’ is perceived as an elite title. They want to create something that can be enjoyed by everyone, not just the upper class. They don’t make art, they build things.
- Abstract sculpture created by modern building materials
- Traditionally, sculpture wasn’t hung on a wall; it was seen in the round on pedestals. Even two dimensional work was hung at eye level. This is hung from above, which activates the space in a new and different way.