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Saturday, October 10, 2009

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY- CALDER'S "Mobiles"

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ALEXANDER CALDER  (b.1898-1976) was the first to create kinetic moving art in 1931.  In the 1960s we knew them as "mobiles" so named by Dadaist artist Marcel Duchamp.  It was an appealing invention adding a touch of the Modern ambiance to home furnishers who enjoyed the new Scandinavian  furniture styles they were acquiring by designers like Knoll.







GO TO HEYHARRIET'S Shadow Shot Sunday blog to both participate in, and look at
many shadows of passing interest - for great shadows do not stay on the scene
for very long, do they!



PS  Go to BryAntics for a complementary rime by my friend living in NSW in Australia, Brenda Bryant.  (That is about 5 posts ago - they are 10 hours ahead of us!)




15 comments:

  1. Delightful shadow shots, Margaret!

    Have a great day!

    Sylvia

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  2. What lovely shadows..so different and very soft.
    Just beautiful.
    Happy SSS.

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  3. Beautiful shadows cast by a delightful mobile.

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  4. what beautifully clear shadows - it would be lovely to sit and watch the shadows change as the mobile moves in the breeze...

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  5. Yes, the shadows are an integral part of the piece.
    Lovely photos!

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  6. Margaret! They are absolutely beautiful shots! So pleasing to the eye! I'd like to see them framed alongside each other so that the observer's eye could wander over them and register the subtle differences. Does the mobile belong to you? And how is it suspended?

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  7. How fun to follow the undulating shadows of a mobile on a lazy afternoon, love the subtle colors too!

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  8. The mobile creates some very stylish shadows. I really enjoy the subtle differences found in each image. I wish I owned one of those!

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  9. Yes it belongs to me. It was bought in the 1960s. It is suspended by a white cotton thread and a push pin in the ceiling. This is the first time it has been properly lighted - the quality of the reflection came as a complete surprise!

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  10. this looks like it could be a painting!!! very nice shadows!!!!

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  11. I've always enjoyed Alexander Calder's mobiles and love the shadows you've shared here today. I finally managed to share my Shadow Shots this week at Happily Retired Gal. Thanks again for your visit to Sacred Ruminations.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  12. i love art shot shadows and these are really fun..

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  13. Beautiful shadows, the lighting was perfect. The mobile when combined with the shadow creates a lovely work of art.

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  14. Margaret,
    These are wonderful!

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