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Cover Derrière le Miroir #221

Dublin Core

Title

Cover Derrière le Miroir #221

Creator

Calder, Alexander

Date

1976

Format

15 x 22 inches (image)
18 x 24 inches (framed)

Identifier

1789

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Biography

Alexander Calder (1898–1976) is a central figure in twentieth-century American art. He worked as a painter, illustrator, printmaker, and designer but is best known for his lyrically abstracted sculptures. Calder’s innovative use of wire introduced the elegance of line work to metal sculpture and paved the way for his playfully balanced three-dimensional mobiles, often suspended in space. Calder spent much of his career in Paris, France, where he interacted with figures of the European avant-garde including Joan Miró and Piet Mondrian. Calder’s mature work was characterized by the extroverted energy displayed in his mobiles, stabiles, and standing mobiles. Along with an impressive oeuvre of smaller, delicate works, his monumental stabiles solidified Calder’s legacy within twentieth-century art.

Media

Lithograph

Media Details

Color lithograph

Donor

Ann Chernow
Provenance: Galerie Maeght, France

Citation

Calder, Alexander , “Cover Derrière le Miroir #221,” Westport Public Schools Digital Collections, accessed July 18, 2019, https://collections.westportps.org/items/show/2390.

Item Relations

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