The Centaurs

The Centaurs

1955 or before

Alexander Calder

(American, 1898-1976)

Pen and black ink

Support: Cream(1) wove paper (Strathmore Artist)

Sheet: 36.8 x 29.2 cm (14 1/2 x 11 1/2 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Levine 1970.356

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Calder began to experiment with wire in 1925. His comment, "I think best in wire," is exemplified by the numerous witty and delightful forms he fashioned from a material overlooked by previous sculptors. In a sense these whimsical linear constructions of figures, animals, and objects are three-dimensional drawings and so it is not surprising that they reflect the precision, clarity, and elegance of the artist's draftsmanship.

See also
Department: 
Drawings
Type of artwork: 
Drawing

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