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Alexander Calder Quotes

Just as one can compose colors, or forms, so one can compose motions.
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Just as one can compose colors, or forms, so one can compose motions.

— Alexander Calder

Why must art be static? You look at an abstraction, sculptured or painted, an entirely exciting arrangement of planes, spheres, nuclei, entirely without meaning. It would be perfect, but it is always still. The next step in sculpture is motion.

— Alexander Calder

I paint with shapes.

— Alexander Calder

I have been making wire jewelry - and think I'll really do something with it, eventually.

— Alexander Calder

The underlying sense of form in my work has been the system of the universe, or part thereof. For that is a rather large model to work from.

— Alexander Calder

To most people who look at a mobile, it's no more than a series of flat objects that move. To a few, though, it may be poetry.

— Alexander Calder

Above all, art should be fun.

— Alexander Calder

About my method of work: first it's the state of mind-Elation (joy).

— Alexander Calder

My whole theory about art is the disparity that exists between form, masses and movement.

— Alexander Calder

The sense of motion in painting and sculpture has long been considered as one of the primary elements of the composition.

— Alexander Calder

I love red so much, I almost want to paint everything red.

— Alexander Calder

The simplest forms in the universe are the sphere and the circle. I represent them by disks and then I vary them ... spheres of different sizes, densities, colours and volumes, floating in space, traversing clouds, sprays of water, currents of air, viscosities and odours - of the greatest variety and disparity.

— Alexander Calder

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