Rotation, rotation, rotation! Alexander Calder and his high-wire circus act
Tate Modern, LondonA conversation with Mondrian in 1930 set in motion Alexander Calder’s glorious mobile sculptures – and his balletic constellations are still breathtaking today
Late Night at the Circus
Last night whilst idly watching tv I stumbled across a documentary about sculptor Alexander Calder. Though never been particular...
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alexander calder - wire sculptures...if you ever get a chance, find the film online of him performing his wire circus. it's so trippy and cool. i love how he captures the feeling of movement with these sculptures - like gesture drawing only with wire. they are sparse and yet manage to capture the essence of a scene or person.
Alexander Calder, Prima Donna, Woman with Bow, and Horse from Calder’s Circus, 1926-31, Wire, cloth, wood, cardboard, paint, rhinestones, and thread, 12-3/8 x 5-1/2 x 6", Metal, wire, cloth, thread, paint, cork and string, 4-7/8 x 16-1/2 x 7", Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 83.36.17, 83.36.60, and 83.36.61, Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins.