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© Alexander Calder/Bildupphovsrätt 2018
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Category:Sculptures
Date:1940s
On View:Stockholm
Artist
Alexander Calder
1898 - 1976
United States The Forest is the Best Place, 1945
Skogen är det bästa stället
Painted iron
278 x 222 cm (109 7/16 x 87 3/8 in.)
Sculptures
Donation 1958 from The Friends of Moderna Museet
NMSK 1728 On view at Stockholm
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- About the work
Paris, the arena of modern art, drew American artist Alexander Calder to Europe in the mid-1920s. His background as an engineer is evident in many of Calder's works - in his linear wire sculptures, his mechanical figures, his miniature circus and three-dimensional sculptures, his mobiles. In the mobile The Forest is the Best Place the sculpture is constantly transformed by the movement of the organic shapes. It behaves like plants, rather than emulating them. "Just as one can compose colours, or forms, so one can compose motions."
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