Plot & Details
This film is one of a series that profiles some of the great artists that America has produced. This segment features sculptor and mobile artist Alexander Calder. Calder became a major art force by the middle of the 20th century. His name is synonymous with the mobile, or moving, sculpture. Influenced by his contact with French artists like Mondrian, Miro, and Arp, Calder brought a freedom of shape and color to the American art scene. The film shows representative sculptural works in wire and mobiles in metal. There are interviews with colleagues and film clips of this consummate artist of kinetic motion.