American artist Alexander Calder (1898-1976) is considered one of the most influential sculptors of the 20th century and is known for his bold energetic sculptures. Calder: Monumental features these iconic works of bolted steel plate–which rise in sweeping curves, or puncture space with geometric lines–revealing the artist’s exploration of forms, volumes, and voids.
Using shapes that resonate with the natural world, Calder’s large lively abstractions interact with the surrounding landscape.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.
Whether you go or not, the book about the artist, Calder, includes a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his cultural and historical importance; a concise biography; and some 100 colour illustrations with explanatory captions. This book considers not only Calder's famous "mobiles", but also his "stabiles" and other work, including painting, drawing, gouaches,and design.