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Sculpture Saturday #60

View from the Back

Leaving behind the posts of the past few weeks of works in the  Nagyharsány sculpture park in Villany, Hungary, I’m back looking at local civic structures.

Belambra La Colle-sur-Loup - ABC Salles

Image courtesy of Artcurial

This striking sculpture by American sculptor Alexander Calder (1898 – 1976) was previously on display in La Colle sur Loup in a Village Vacances Familles, chosen in 1969 because some of his works were already decorating the entrance garden of the Fondation Maeght in Saint-Paul de Vence.

This piece which is entirely characteristic of the artist’s style during that period is a “stabile” sculpture made up of simple geometric shapes like trapezoids and triangles accompanied by concave edges and sharp angles that are cut freely out of thick metal plates and reinforced by ribs to ensure rigidity. The structure is very bold and rests firmly on its four support points. It belongs to the same family of work as Guillotine…

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