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The potential of shadow: Alexander Calder’s sculptures

At a marvellous exhibition in New York’s Venus Over Manhattan Gallery, the mobiles and stabiles of esteemed modernist sculptor, Alexander Calder, have been transformed by the use of spotlights. The mobiles in particular are re-enchanted, lit to produce powerful, dancing shadows that complement the sculpture. The exhibition gives a new sense to these works, offering a fuller, more three dimensional appreciation of their shapely, dynamic qualities. A YouTube video gives a good sense of their seductiveness: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOSiZb_ETOI

Calder in shadow

January 28th, 2014 - 15:42pm

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