Thursday, January 29, 2009

El circo de Calder



Alexander Calder nació en 1898 y hoy en día es famoso por ser el artista y escultor creador de los móviles, pero en sus comienzos, debido a unos modelos que había fabricado un mercader serbio le propuso fabricar juguetes y así comenzó a hacer su famoso circo.
Designed to fit into suitcases (it eventually grew to fill five), the circus was portable, and allowed Calder to hold performances on both sides of the Atlantic. He gave elaborately improvised shows, recreating the performance of a real circus. Soon, his "Cirque Calder" (usually on view at the Whitney Museum) became popular with the Parisian avant-garde. Some months Calder would charge an entrance fee to pay his rent.
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