27 May, 2022

Cat Art History: Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder, July 22, 1898 - November 11, 1976, was an Modern, Abstract, and Surrealist artist, innovating with his three-dimensional kinetic sculptures powered by motors or air currents, and his monumental public sculptures.

The artist undoubtedly studied cats, sculpting them as whimsical and playful.
La Cornue, or "Calder's Cat", 1974
Located in Grenoble, France
Mary Reynolds with her cats, no date
The Rattle Cat, 1969
Cat Lamp, 1928
Cat, sculpture,1930
Cat, mobile,1966
Go to https://calder.org/ for more information on this amazing artist.

12 comments:

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I am undecided on his work. It is certainly different. I do like La Cornue though.

Tama-Chan, Benny, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Heloise, Momo, Ryu said...

Such a wide variety of styles! We too are not sure whether we would install any at Poupounette Central, but fun to see nonetheless!

Purrs,
Tama and Benny

Zoolatry said...

Interesting, unique choices ...

John Bellen said...

I prefer the more realistic, especially when it comes to cats.

Gidget Blue Sky said...

mum lubz calder

Sandee said...

Different for sure. Cats rock.

Have a fabulous day and weekend. Scritches to the kitties. ♥

Three Chatty Cats said...

These are very cool!

Katie Isabella said...

I enjoyed seeing these. They are too modren for me..but what a whimsey!

Brian's Home Blog said...

Those are cool but I'm glad you told me the first one was a cat.

pilch92 said...

Very cool cat sculptures.

Ruby Rose and the Big Little Angels 3 said...

Thank you for the pictures and are history lesson

The Creative Cat said...

He loved making artwork of animals, I'm certain it's because they moved, and cats and dogs have tails that also move move independently of the body. We have a mobile at Greater Pittsburgh International Airport and it always fascinated me--it's huge! And very slowly moves, constantly. Calder is also one artist who never suffered the angst many other artists do, he was a happy guy and he and his wife had a happy family, and he was incredibly prolific.