Loved the Alexander Calder (1898 – 1976) exhibition at Tate…

Alexander Calder: Fox, from Animal Sketching, published 1926

Loved the Alexander Calder (1898 – 1976)  exhibition at Tate...
Alexander Calder: Goldfish bowl, 1929; a present for his mother

Loved the Alexander Calder (1898 – 1976)  exhibition at Tate...
Alexander Calder: Bird cigarette holder, 1928

Loved the Alexander Calder (1898 – 1976)  exhibition at Tate...
Alexander Calder: Josephine Baker iii, 1927

Loved the Alexander Calder (1898 – 1976)  exhibition at Tate...
Alexander Calder: Acrobat, 1929

Loved the Alexander Calder (1898 – 1976)  exhibition at Tate...
Alexander Calder: Aztec Josephine Baker, 1930

Loved the Alexander Calder (1898 – 1976)  exhibition at Tate...
Alexander Calder: Elephant Lamp, 1928; burlap, steel scraps, paper, 8″ high

Loved the Alexander Calder (1898 – 1976)  exhibition at Tate...
Alexander Calder: Cow, 1929 (complete with cowpat)

Loved the Alexander Calder (1898 – 1976)  exhibition at Tate...
Alexander Calder: Performing lion from the Cirque Calder, c1930

Loved the Alexander Calder (1898 – 1976)  exhibition at Tate...
Installation view at LACMA 2014, © Calder Foundation, photo © Fredrik Nilsen

Loved the Alexander Calder (1898 – 1976) exhibition at Tate Modern last week. Others have copied Calder’s technique since, but none with such delightful results. He turned his early, fluid drawings into 3D with astonishing wire sculptures, created the engaging Cirque Calder (which in his youth he lugged about between enthralled audiences in Europe and the USA in five suitcases), and invented kinetic sculpture, ie mobiles. Which charm the eye even when static. Lots of wit on show here.

See full post here: janbow's blog2016-02-04.