ALEXANDER CALDER | Mobiles in Motion

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Alexander Calder, sculptor, minimal shapes, and motion in design are the unique characteristics that describe this American Visual Artist. 1898 - 1976.

 

 Alexander Calder. Mobile Sculpture

Alexander Calder. Mobile Sculpture

 

Abstract mobile art in motion.

 

Flowing, minimal, modern shapes.

 

Modern, sheet metal structures.

 

Sculptures in motion, created by balancing
delicate shapes gliding on air currents.

 

 OUT/ABOUT: CALDER & ABSTRACTION,

OUT/ABOUT: CALDER & ABSTRACTION,

 
 

"When everything goes right, a mobile is a piece of poetry that dances with the joy of life and surprise!"

 - Alexander Calder

 Alexander Calder, Spider

Alexander Calder, Spider

 from the book  Calder  by Jacob Baal- Teshuva

from the book Calder by Jacob Baal- Teshuva

 

“I love red so much,

I almost want to paint

everything red.”

 

-Alexander Calder

 
 
 "Four Arches" LA 1974 |Security Pacific National Bank

"Four Arches" LA 1974 |Security Pacific National Bank

 Alexander Calder, Roaring with his Circus Lion, 1971, Courtesy of Calder Foudation.

Alexander Calder, Roaring with his Circus Lion, 1971, Courtesy of Calder Foudation.

“My fan mail is enormous.
Everyone is under six.”
 

- Alexander Calder

 
 

“Why must art be static? You look at an abstraction, sculptured or painted, an entirely exciting arrangement of planes, spheres, nuclei, entirely without meaning. It would be perfect, but it is always still. The next step in sculpture is motion.”

 Alexander Calder

“If my early school years had more of these sitting experiences,
I would of been a different person. I believe in art.”   
- Motif No. 3

ArtistJoel Bear