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Calder at the Rijksmuseum, October 4, 2014

On a sunny day in early October, I dragged myself from my sickbed and took Roeland to go see the Calder exhibition in the gardens of the Rijksmuseums. I'm a big fan of Alexander Calder, ever since I saw a documentary on him years ago. I've seen his work in many different museums and am known to scare museum guards by the way I squeal and come running when I spot one of his artworks.

There were 18 of his works on display; 4 inside the museum, 14 outside. I'm not a 100% sure, but I think they were all new to me. The mobiles and stabiles are always my favorites. I love their balance and their dynamics, with the moving parts. The selection came from many different collections and was made by Alfred Pacquement, former director of Centre Pompidou.

Janey Waney, 1969

Brasilia, 1965

Spirale, 1958

Untitled II, 1954/1970

Crinkly, 1969

Caliban, 1964

Tripes, 1974

Tamanoir, 1963. This anteter-like stabile is the only monumental sculpture of Calder that permanently resides in The Netherlands.

Nageoire, 1964

The dog, 1958

Five empties, 1973

Spunk of the monk, 1964

Sabot, 1963

Les trois ailes, 1963

Some of the works were displayed in the entrance hall of the museum. I missed out on the one in the library.

Untitled (mobile du garage), about 1954

Jerusalem stabile, 1976

Le 31 janvier, 1950

Afterwards we did some hanging out at the museum square with ice cream.

Geplaatst op 27-11-2014.
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