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Exhibition February 26 − December 30, 2020

Exhibition of works by Alexander Calder

National Gallery of Art, Washington DC presents an exhibition of American painter, sculptor, inventor of "drawing in space" and famous mobilesAlexander Calder (1898-1976).

Visitors will see about fifty sculptures and paintings of the author from the gallery's collection and works provided byThe Calder Foundation.

After a visit in 1930 to the workshopPete MondrianCalder was inspired to create a series of oil paintings. He was impressed not by the Dutch artist's paintings, but by the studio setting he created. In the fall of 1931Marcel Duchampvisited Calder's studio in Paris to see the young artist's latest work: abstract three-dimensional movable sculptures and compositions of wire and wood, which Duchamp aptly called "mobiles." Under the influence of natural forces or human intervention, the movement of these compositions leads to flashes of forms and colors, complex and mesmerizing choreography of elements.

Based on site materialsNational Gallery of Art, Washington DC.