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Calder

  1. 1. ALEXANDER CALDER And his sculptures
  2. 2. His Beginning <ul><li>He made mobiles-kinetic sculptures (sculptures that move) </li></ul><ul><li>Created a mini circus </li></ul><ul><li>The circus went on exhibit and became official “mobiles”. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Creating His Sculptures <ul><li>After the circus he made bigger mobiles and stabiles. </li></ul><ul><li>Materials: sheets of metal, wires, globes, plaster, bronze and wood. </li></ul><ul><li>Always changing design. </li></ul><ul><li>Geometric knowledge helped make his pieces unique. People like his work a lot </li></ul><ul><li>Used bright colors and odd shapes to make his work stand out </li></ul>
  4. 4. Calders Types of Work Hanging Mobile Standing Mobile Stabile Monumental Sculpture Wall Mobile Wire Sculpture
  5. 5. More types of Calder’s Work Bronze Tower C A R V E D Motorized Drawings Oil painting Circus Jewelry
  6. 6. Shapes and Parts <ul><li>Quadrilateral </li></ul><ul><li>Triangles </li></ul><ul><li>Points </li></ul><ul><li>Angles </li></ul><ul><li>Pyramid </li></ul><ul><li>Line segments </li></ul><ul><li>intersections </li></ul>
  7. 7. Mobiles <ul><li>The circle </li></ul><ul><li>Steel and wire </li></ul><ul><li>He made standing and hanging mobiles </li></ul><ul><li>Wires connected at unfixed angles. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Stabiles <ul><li>They don’t move. </li></ul><ul><li>Polygons on triangles </li></ul><ul><li>Two polygons and three triangles </li></ul><ul><li>Not a lot of symmetry or congruence </li></ul><ul><li>Sharp angles </li></ul>
  9. 9. More <ul><li>Object in five planes </li></ul><ul><li>Intersecting planes </li></ul><ul><li>Obtuse and acute angles </li></ul><ul><li>Skew lines </li></ul><ul><li>No parallel lines </li></ul>
  10. 10. Complex design

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