Alexander Calder

(July 22, 1898 – November 11, 1976)
An American artist and sculptor

" Why must art be static? "

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

" The simplest forms in the universe are the sphere and the circle. I represent them by disks and then I vary them... spheres of different sizes, densities, colours and volumes, floating in space, traversing clouds, sprays of water, currents of air, viscosities and odours – of the greatest variety and disparity. "

" My whole theory about art is the disparity that exists between form, masses and movement. "

" The underlying sense of form in my work has been the system of the Universe, or part thereof...What I mean is that the idea of detached bodies floating in space, of different sizes and densities, perhaps of different colors and temperatures, and surrounded and interlarded with wisps of gaseous condition, and some at rest, while others move in peculiar manners, seems to me the ideal source of form. "

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