Thursday, February 27, 2014

From a private collection

Two Alexander Calder works are on loan to Princeton University through June, "The Kite that Never Flew" (left) and "Man." Both were installed on a rare snow-free day in January, below. (Doesn't the wrapped-up "Man" look Trojan horse-y? Open at your own risk, Princeton.)


23 comments:

William Kendall said...

They stand out well against the snow.

Peter said...

Looks very Audrey Hepburn-ish in the stark colour.

cieldequimper said...

Yes, absolutely, the Trojan Horse.

Sorry to have to say that the snow makes them look really good. I love Calder so I'm happy this morn'.

LOLfromPasa said...

The contrast of these super sculptures against the snow looks thought provoking. I am seeing an invasion of sorts... :). Love seeing the area snow-free too.

Catherine said...

They look so beautiful (or ominous...) in high contrast against the white white snow. The Kite reminds me of a dark knight about to take flight... love them both!

llandudnopictures said...

'The Kite That Never Flew' is a fantastic title, almost quite sad!

a.s.m. said...

Excelente oportunidad para disfrutar de un artista tan importante.
La instalación parece estar muy bien, en un entorno esplendido.

Ángel

Revrunner said...

I like the before and after shots and that you told me which was which. I'm not sure I could have figured it out otherwise. :-)

Tanya Breese said...

they look great in the snow!

Sharon Anck said...

It did look a bit like a Trojan horse when it was wrapped up. Both sculptures are stunning against the white snow in your top shot.

Norma Beishir said...

They look especially striking against the snow....

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I thought I remembered the name Lulu.. Alexander Calder had a piece called Spider

http://www.moma.org/collection/object.php?object_id=81431

in a collection that came to our Art Gallery here in Perth on loan from MoMA. It was a brilliant exhibition. His work looks fabulous emerging from the snow also, tres dramatic!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

A wonderful sculpture and amazing sunshine. Great !

Kaya said...

I love the work of this artist! He is very modern and wonderful!!! Great capture, Lulu!

RedPat said...

I LOVE Calder's work and don't they look wonderful in the snow! A real treat to see. ;-)

Lisa Gordon said...

What amazing artwork!
I just love the kite.
Happy day to you, Jude. :-)

Natasha Hill said...

I love the stark colour in the first photo against the snow and the artwork looks really cool.

Lady Lilith said...

Wow. Princeton sure is fortunate. Those pieces of art are amazing. I am sure they are wonderful to see in person.

Petrea Burchard said...

I can't say why I like Calder's works so much. I just do. These look particularly fine in the snow.

hamilton said...

Lucky you to have some Calders. They do look grand in the snow!

EG CameraGirl said...

Ha! Yes, it really could be a Trojan horse. :))

Mildred E said...

Great sculptures!
They are quite impressive!

José Mendonça said...

I have never seen Alexander Calder's black works. I actually prefer these to the red ones.