Alexander Calder Alexander Calder k l d r July , November , was an American sculptor who is best known for his innovative mobiles kinetic sculptures powered by motors or air currents that embrace chance in their aesthetic and his monumental public sculptures Born into a family of artists, Calder s work first gained attention in Paris in the s and was soon championed by Flamingo sculpture Flamingo, created by noted American artist Alexander Calder, is a foot m tall stabile located in the Federal Plaza in front of the Kluczynski Federal Building in Chicago, Illinois, United States It was commissioned by the United States General Services Administration and was unveiled in , although Calder s signature on the sculpture indicates it was constructed in . CALDER FOUNDATION LIFE BIBLIOGRAPHY BIOGRAPHY Alexander Calder was born in , the second child of artist parents his father was a sculptor and his mother a painter Because his father, Alexander Stirling Calder, received public commissions, the family traversed the country throughout Calder s childhood. Alexander Calder American artist Britannica Alexander Calder Alexander Calder, American artist best known for his innovation of the mobile suspended sheet metal and wire assemblies that are activated in space by air currents Visually fascinating and emotionally engaging, those sculptures along with his monumental outdoor bolted sheet metal stabiles, which CALDER FOUNDATION WORK BY LIFE PERIOD WIRE SCULPTURE AND THE CIRCUS Soon after moving to Paris in , Calder created his Cirque Calder.Made of wire and a spectrum of found materials, the Cirque was a work of performance art that gained Calder an introduction to the Parisian avant garde Calder continued to explore his invention of wire sculpture, whereby he drew with wire in three dimensions the portraits of Alexander Calder Biography, Life Quotes TheArtStory During the s, Calder also began making non kinetic sculptures, which Hans Arp referred to as stabiles Like the mobiles, Calder s stabiles openly incorporated the components of their fabrication, such as fastening flanges and bolts, as visible elements of the designs. Made by Joel Paper Circus Rider Toy Hello, Just this morning I came across an article which referred to Alexander Calder s circus movie I found it on youtube and thought it would be great to try to replicate some of the puppets and animals and went to your blog for inspiration and found the unicyclist and catapult. Fine Arts GSA Sorry Your browser is currently running in compatibility mode which somewhat ironically is incompatible with this site To view the site, click the Compatibility Calder Inspired Sculptures and our favorite art books As a child I really loved Alexander Calder s sculptures Whimsical and colorful, they let me see that art can be fun too Today I m sharing a really simple paper sculpture project inspired by Calder s large scale metal ones.They take only minutes to whip up and certainly would also make for fun scissor practice with younger kids as well Art Appreciation Final Flashcards Quizlet Start studying Art Appreciation Final Learn vocabulary, terms, and with flashcards, games, and other study tools.