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Alexander Calder
(1898-1976) born on
Jul 22
US sculptor. He invented the mobile, delicately balanced suspended moving sculptors, e.g, "Spiral," 1958.
         
   
F
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.

R
If you can imagine a thing, conjure it up in space then you can make it . . . The universe is real but you can't see it. You have to imagine it. Then you can be realistic about reproducing it.
A
My whole theory about art is the disparity that exists between form, masses and movement.
N
I paint with shapes.
K
My fan mail is enormous. Everyone is under six.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Calder, An Autobiography with Pictures," 1966.
R: In "The Artist's Voice," by Katherine Kuh, 1960.
A: In "The Artist's Voice," by Katherine Kuh, 1960.
N: In "Saturday Evening Post," 27 Feb 1965.
K: In "New York Times," 6 Aug 1976.
   


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