Temporary Closure

Following the latest Government guidance, Kettle’s Yard House and Gallery is temporarily closed to help protect visitors, staff and the wider community.  If you have booked a ticket for a future date we will be in touch as soon as the situation is clear.

Opening Hours

House, galleries, café and shop:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Access Information & Contact Us

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+44 (0)1223 748 100
mail@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk

 

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Our work of the week is Opus 5 (aka The Constellations) by Naum Gabo.

As the inscription (“To Jim Ede from Gabo with love 27 March 1952”) suggests, this print was presented by Gabo to Jim Ede as a gift. They had first met in Paris in the early 1920s. Gabo began to make monoprints in 1950, continuing until 1973. Gabo was always resistant to the idea of the traditional ‘editioned print’, instead choosing to make a significant body of unique woodcuts over an extended period of time. A monoprint differs from an editioned print in that, although the block is the same, changes in inking, colouring and orientation make each impression unique. Best known for his three dimensional constructions, there are some obvious affinities between Gabo’s prints and sculptures. In both, weightless forms appear to float in space. Here the translucent Japanese paper creates visual effects akin to those of the Perspex often used by the artist for his sculptures.