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No 393 Alexander Calder

“To an engineer, good enough means perfect. With an artist, there’s no such thing as perfect.” Alexander Calder, 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, was born on July 22, 1898.

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Got to love when a conversation had at a summer BBQ resurfaces in a morning art bulletin: After listening to a friend talk about her recent… 182 more words

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Parc Jean-Drapeau public art

One of my earliest travel memories is an afternoon I spent with my dad in Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal in 1981. I was seven years old, and on what was to be my first trip to see my Montreal Expos, a major league baseball strike killed those games (why I still love this sport is beyond me – strikes took away my first games as a child and then my team for good as an adult), leaving us with some extra time to explore the city. 635 more words

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Fondation Beyeler presents Calder and Fischli/Weiss

Fondation Beyeler in Basel presents Calder and Fischli/Weiss, an exhibition that focuses on the precarious fragile balance as expressed through the works of Calder and Fischli/Weiss, turning the relationship between gravity and weightlessness into something viewers can experience in a new perspective as a remarkably vibrant process. 130 more words

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Alexander Calder, Vertical Constellation with Yellow Bone, (1943) 

On view in “Marvelous Objects: Surrealist Sculpture from Paris to New York

Modern Masters Episode 2 of 4: Henri Matisse

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Modern Masters Episode 2 of 4

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The second in a four-part series exploring the life and works of the 20th century’s most important artists: Matisse; …

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