Alexander Calder cutting metal, ca. 1955
Source: Smithsonian Archives of American Art
Meredith Carruthers, study for stabile, 2008
Meredith Carruthers, study for stabiles, 2008
Meredith Carruthers, study for many stabiles, 2008
Alexander Calder (1898-1976), "drew" in space (www.calder.org) by bending and twisting wires to float delicate shapes on air currents in his mobiles and by joining flat planes to create three dimensional forms in his stabiles. He is well known not only for his monumental public art works but also for his miniature circus performances, book illustrations, stage sets and cut-out maquettes.
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Posted by Meredith Carruthers at 11:02 PM