Alexander Calder - Quotes

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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. ---->>>

The underlying sense of form in my work has been the system of the universe, or part thereof. For that is a rather large model to work from. ---->>>

To an engineer, good enough means perfect. With an artist, there's no such thing as perfect. ---->>>

I paint with shapes. ---->>>

Just as one can compose colors, or forms, so one can compose motions. ---->>>

My fan mail is enormous. Everyone is under six. ---->>>

I have been making wire jewelry - and think I'll really do something with it, eventually. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: July 22, 1898
Birthplace: Lawnton, Pennsylvania, US
Die: 11-11, 1976
Occupation: Sculptor

Alexander Calder (; August 22, 1898 – November 11, 1976) was an American sculptor known as the originator of the mobile, a type of moving sculpture made with delicately balanced or suspended shapes that move in response to touch or air currents. Calder’s monumental stationary sculptures are called stabiles (wikipedia)