WHAT YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT ALEXANDER CALDER AND STILL LIFE
Our huge inspiration and creative spark already since the beginning of the Still life store, next to fashion, lifestyle and travel, comes from Art and creativity in various forms. Connection to art also inspired us to name our concept as Still life and art always leads us in the creation of our collections. From the very beginning, we often found Alexander Calder's objects and art in our eclectic mood boards, and we believe we are not alone being inspired. It was not just inspiration and coincidence, we strongly resonate with the works of the renowned painter and sculptor Alexander Calder. His works are playful, diverse and engaging.
After all , thanks to all of the reasons, our Alexander T-shirts were created with our graphic design on the print of shapes, reflected in several paintings of Calder's work.
In the past, we have also included iconic mobiles in the lifestyle category of Objects. These moving sculptures were a unique handmade pieces by Helele. Mobile phone decorations for the apartment sold out within a few months.
You can also find similar oval and irregular shapes on rings from Arca Jewellery, which are bestseller styles and we are often asked about them as they usually come in limited pieces.
Here are some facts about Alexander Calder that you may not have known:
1. Alexander Calder was born in Philadelphia in 1898 into a family of artists. His mother was a painter and his father a sculptor.
2. Calder's first kinetic statue was a duck, which he gave to his mother as a Christmas present. It was made of shaped brass tarpaulin and swayed back and front when pushed.
3. Although Calder is internationally known as an artist, he originally studied mechanical engineering. He also held various jobs, such as even a firefighter, car engineer, camp timekeeper and hydraulics.
4. Calder moved to Paris in 1926 and became close friends with the painter Joan Miró. Their friendship lasted for decades.
5. Mondrian's painting was most likely the initial inspiration for his primarily coloured mobiles.
6. Although Calder was primarily known for his traditional works of art, he was also a talented jeweller and produced various types of jewellery throughout his career. He most often made these items as gifts for close friends.
Kredit: obraz Alexander Calder, Untitled from Flight / MOMA
Foto Kredit: Hana Knížová