Thursday, September 20, 2018

Exhibition:  Alexander Calder at the Museum of Fine Arts of Montreal.

Alexander CALDER, ( 1898-1976), American sculptor,  painter and inventor of motorized and wind blown Mobiles, is being showcased from September 21, 2018 - February 24, 2019 at le Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, 1380 Sherbrooke St. West. Tel: 1-800-899-6873.

Calder was a mechanical engineer and a third generation sculptor who achieved international fame with several of his artistic innovations .  In the 1930's, he was a member of the Paris avant-garde which included writers and abstract artists such as Piet Mondrian whose influence is detected in the paintings of Calder. 

#1.."Black Frame" (1934) wood, metal, paint, motor.
#2.. Santos (1956) Oil on Plywood

 #3. "Little Spider" (1940) Standing Mobile
#4 .  "Fish & Bird" (1944) Suspended Mobiles