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Re: is anyone "REAL" out there?

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Juncture
Wed, 10 Jun 1998 13:07:03 EDT


Questioning Calder's Validity as a Master is like questiong the
contribution of the Church to the Rennaissance.
1> Taking Sculpture off it's Pedistal, 2> making sculpture Kinetic rather
than static, 3>Making sculpture change its arrangement in space by interaction
with air currents,
4> usng wire to make 3D portraits of people & creatures'--- Were as
revolutionary
and as contributory to Art as many contributions of Picasso. "Circus" is
equally
important to Art History due to the fascination peop[le have with it. The idea
that a work of Art can be performed broadened the definition of what Art is.
Whimsical
qualities of "Circus" shouldn't diminish its validity as Art. Only an
Engineer could
have dreamed these things up. It is my oppinion that Calder is one of the mort
important & influential artists of this century. . . Bill