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Alexander Calder Quotes

Today we celebrate Alexander Calder's Birthday in our own way, sharing Alexander Calder Quotes. Please enjoy and choose your favorite :) I paint with shapes. - Alexander Calder Quotes My fan mail is enormous. Everyone is under six. - Alexander Calder Quotes To an engineer, good enough means perfect. With an artist, there's no such thing as perfect. - Alexander Calder Quotes The sense of motion in painting and sculpture has long been considered as one of the primary elements of the composition. - Alexander Calder Quotes From the beginning of my abstract work, even when it might not have seemed so, I felt there was no better model for me to choose than the Universe - Alexander Calder Quotes When an artist explains what he is doing he usually has to do one of two things: either scrap what he has explained, or make his subsequent work fit in with the explanation. - Alexander Calder Quotes A knowledge of and sympathy with the qualities of the materials used are essential to proper treatment. - Alexander Calder Quotes Each element can move, shift or sway back & forth in a changing relation to each of the other elements in the universe. Thus, they reveal not only isolated moments, but a physical law or variation among the elements of life. Not extractions, but abstractions. Abstractions which resemble no living things except by their manner of reacting. - Alexander Calder Quotes With a mechanical drive you can control the thing like the choreography in a ballet and superimpose various movements.. a great number, even, by means of cams and other mechanical devices. - Alexander Calder Quotes The underlying sense of form in my work has been the system of the Universe, or part thereof. - Alexander Calder Quotes