Encounter at the exhibition Calder: Great Yellow Sun (Hebrew)
Encounter with the curator, Shahar Molcho
Alexander Calder (1898–1976), one of the most fascinating figures of modern art in the twentieth century, developed his artistic language in Paris between the World Wars. He was influenced by the world of the circus and cabaret, absorbed the notions of Surrealism, Dada, and abstraction – and developed a unique style of his own.
The exhibition Great Yellow Sun offers a glimpse into Calder's oeuvre through works in diverse media spanning over five decades – from early pencil drawings, produced in 1925, to one of his very last mobiles, made in 1976, the year of his demise. The exhibition focuses on a lesser-known part of Calder’s output: his gouache paintings. Its title, drawn from one of Calder's paintings, reflects three significant elements in his art: scale, color, and form.
*Spaces are limited*
Participation in the encounter includes entrance ticket to the Museum