Walk: Moscone Center (for last covid shot)
Distance: 2.5 miles
|Three metal sculptures by Calder and Picasso|
So, back to Ciwt's quiz about the three metal sculptures above (Day 9/319). If you answered that the middle one was created by Picasso and the two on the ends by Calder, you are CORRECT🏆.
It is interesting to Ciwt that the two artists' very different temperments seem to influence the look and feel of their works. Alexander Calder (American 1898-1976) was by nature joyful, mirthful, playful, outer directed, a rare happy artist*. And these qualities suffuse all his art, including the two works below, both from 1927 when he was living in and enchanting Paris.
|Alexander Calder,Ballplayer, 1927, wire|
ca 8" x 8"
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) was complex: by turns genial, ego-centric, mercurial, playful, ferocious, cruel. Above all probably, intensely bound up in himself, much like the little work below.
|Pablo Picasso, Figure, 1931, iron and wire, ca .5"x 3"|