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The Best Artwork by Alexander Calder

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A list of Alexander Calder artwork, including all notable Alexander Calder paintings, sculptures and other works of art, with photos when available. These popular Alexander Calder pieces are sorted alphabetically by the title of the work of art. These are some of Alexander Calder's most famous art pieces, so if you're wondering what art was made by Alexander Calder and how many major pieces of art Alexander Calder made then this list is a great resource. If you want to know more about these pieces of renowned Alexander Calder artwork, then click on their names for additional information.

List contains artwork like Five Disks: One Empty and Red Polygons.

Alexander Calder is a renowned artist celebrated by people from all around the world, so skip a day at the museum and check out these historic works of art that were created by Alexander Calder. {#nodes}
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    Cirque Calder

    Cirque Calder is an artistic rendering of a circus created by the American artist Alexander Calder. It involves wire models rigged to perform the various functions of the circus performers they represent, from contortionists to sword eaters to lion tamers. The models are made of various items, generally wire and wood. Calder began improvising performances of this circus during his time in Paris. He would comment in French during the performance. The Cirque Calder is part of the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum in New York....  more
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    Mobile

    A mobile is a type of kinetic sculpture constructed to take advantage of the principle of equilibrium. It consists of a number of rods, from which weighted objects or further rods hang. The objects hanging from the rods balance each other, so that the rods remain more or less horizontal. Each rod hangs from only one string, which gives it freedom to rotate about the string. Mobiles are popular in the nursery, where they hang over cribs to give infants something to entertain them and give them visual stimulation. Mobiles have inspired many composers, including Morton Feldman and Earle Brown who were inspired by Alexander Calder's mobiles to create mobile-like indeterminate pieces. Frank...  more
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    Four Big Dots

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    Spiral and Propeller

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