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Calder: Gypsophila II from 1950 - Expressionist Geometric Mobile
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Expressionist Geometric

Characteristics:
a. Rectangular and curvilinear forms arranged usually in dynamic, organic relationships, but with an over-all geometrical control to the composition.
b. Space usually treated three-dimesionally and often in vibrant, pulsating manner, reflecting the inward and outward tensions and thrusts of the forms within the space.

Origins: Cubism, Expressionism, Dada, Surrealism.

Calder: Gypsophila II. 1950. Metal and wire, painted, 54” high. Buchholz Gallery.

This was from the book Abstract Painting, Sculpture, America - The Museum of Modern Art, 1951.


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