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19 Inspiring Alexander Calder Quotes (SCULPTOR)

Top 10 Most Famous Alexander Calder Quotes (BEST)

“Why must art be static? You look at an abstraction, sculptured or painted, an entirely exciting arrangement of planes, spheres, nuclei, entirely without meaning. It would be perfect, but it is always still. The next step in sculpture is motion.”

Alexander Calder
To an engineer, good enough means perfect. With an artist, there's no such thing as perfect.
To an engineer, good enough means perfect. With an artist, there’s no such thing as perfect.
The universe is real but you can't see it. You have to imagine it. Once you imagine it, you can be realistic about reproducing it.
The universe is real but you can’t see it. You have to imagine it. Once you imagine it, you can be realistic about reproducing it.
Above all, art should be fun.
Above all, art should be fun.
The various objects of the universe may be constant, at times, but their reciprocal relationships always vary.
The various objects of the universe may be constant, at times, but their reciprocal relationships always vary.
Just as one can compose colors, or forms, so one can compose motions.
Just as one can compose colors, or forms, so one can compose motions.
When everything goes right a mobile is a piece of poetry that dances with the joy of life and surprise!
When everything goes right a mobile is a piece of poetry that dances with the joy of life and surprise!
The sense of motion in painting and sculpture has long been considered as one of the primary elements of the composition.
The sense of motion in painting and sculpture has long been considered as one of the primary elements of the composition.
It is a matter of harmonizing these movements, thus arriving at a new possibility for beauty.
It is a matter of harmonizing these movements, thus arriving at a new possibility for beauty.
My whole theory about art is the disparity that exists between form, masses and movement.
My whole theory about art is the disparity that exists between form, masses and movement.

4 Inspirational Alexander Calder Quotes on Success

About my method of work first it’s the state of mind—Elation (joy).
About my method of work: first it’s the state of mind—Elation (joy).
My fingers always seem busier than my mind.
My fingers always seem busier than my mind.
The first inspiration I ever had was the cosmos, the planetary system.
The first inspiration I ever had was the cosmos, the planetary system.
The basis of everything I do is the universe.
The basis of everything I do is the universe.

5 Alexander Calder Quotes on Art (SCULPTURE)

When an artist explains what he is doing, he usually has to do one of two things either scrap what he has explained, or make his work fit in with the explanation.
When an artist explains what he is doing, he usually has to do one of two things: either scrap what he has explained, or make his work fit in with the explanation.
You see nature and then you try to emulate it.
You see nature and then you try to emulate it.
I love red so much, I almost want to paint everything red.
I love red so much, I almost want to paint everything red.
That others grasp what I have in mind seems unessential, at least as long as they have something else in theirs.
That others grasp what I have in mind seems unessential, at least as long as they have something else in theirs.
The underlying sense of form in my work has been the system of the Universe, or part thereof. For that is a rather large model to work from.
The underlying sense of form in my work has been the system of the Universe, or part thereof. For that is a rather large model to work from.

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