Construction in the Third and Fourth Dimension

Antoine Pevsner, French, 1886–1962

Construction in the Third and Fourth Dimension, 1961–62

Cast bronze
The John B. Putnam Jr. Memorial Collection, Princeton University

Antoine Pevsner, along with his brother Nuam Gabo, helped found the Constructivist movement in Russia, beginning with a 1920 manifesto that art should be active in four dimensions, including time. In this sculpture, Pevsner exploited the contortion of flat metal planes, theoretically capable of indefinite projections. The striations on the surface also suggest the possibility of the infinite.