Alexander Calder was an American artist, most famous for his invention of the mobile. Not your nursery room decoration, his three-dimensional sculptures of delicate wire change and react to one's location around it, the breeze, and the sheer energy in the room.
Like his sculptures, Calder's prints stick to a color palette of black and white, or primary reds and blues. His visit to Piet Mondrian and resulting exposure to the Dutch De Stijl movement (also known as neoplasticism) convinced him of the power in seemingly simplistic colors and patterns. Though some critics saw these later works and his more public pieces as childish, Calder's style stepped towards accessibility, and his experimentation in medium served as a predecessor to contemporary works outside of paper, canvas, and traditional sculpture.
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