Alexander Calder By Michael Mariscal
Vital Statistics <ul><ul><ul><li>(1898-1976) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Male </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>...
Major Personal Events <ul><li> In 1931, he created his first kinetic sculpture, and from then on created mobiles  </li><...
Key Historical Events <ul><ul><ul><li>During WWII, Calder applied to be a marine, but was denied.  As the war went on, met...
Stylistic Trait #1 <ul><li>In kinetic art such as “The Star”, Calder uses polychrome sheet metal (a sturdy and easy to use...
Stylistic Trait #2 <ul><li>Calder uses primary colors such as red, black, and yellow in most of his paintings. </li></ul>
Stylistic Trait #3 <ul><li>Calder makes a lot of art that moves with the air, called “mobiles”.  This is now what Calder i...
Stylistic Trait #4 <ul><li>In most of his paintings, not only will Calder use primary colors, but he’ll leave parts of his...
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  1. 1. Alexander Calder By Michael Mariscal
  2. 2. Vital Statistics <ul><ul><ul><li>(1898-1976) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Male </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>American (part Scottish) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Born in Pennsylvania </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>His father was a sculptor, and his mother was a painter. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Major Personal Events <ul><li> In 1931, he created his first kinetic sculpture, and from then on created mobiles  </li></ul><ul><li>On a ship from New York going to San Fransisco, before Calder became an artist, he awoke to see both a brilliant sunrises and a full moon, leaving a lasting impression on Calder. </li></ul><ul><li>Went to Stevens institute of technology, and graduated with an engineering degree </li></ul>
  4. 4. Key Historical Events <ul><ul><ul><li>During WWII, Calder applied to be a marine, but was denied. As the war went on, metal became scarce, so he started using wood. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The increase in factories and the use of metal made it easier for Calder to use metal in his art </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Stylistic Trait #1 <ul><li>In kinetic art such as “The Star”, Calder uses polychrome sheet metal (a sturdy and easy to use material) and steel wire. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Stylistic Trait #2 <ul><li>Calder uses primary colors such as red, black, and yellow in most of his paintings. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Stylistic Trait #3 <ul><li>Calder makes a lot of art that moves with the air, called “mobiles”. This is now what Calder is most famous for. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Stylistic Trait #4 <ul><li>In most of his paintings, not only will Calder use primary colors, but he’ll leave parts of his paintings blank. The space has a great effect on his work. </li></ul>

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