Monday, February 18, 2013

Alexander Calder Mobile


Belém Cultural Center, Lisbon

23 comments:

Kate said...

One of my favorite artists. These mobiles are hard to capture, but you did a splendid job with the mobile and spiral staircase.

Sharon said...

I love the way the lights are casting those shadows on the wall.

Sylvia K said...

What a great mobile and I do love your capture, JM! Fantastic!

TexWisGirl said...

pretty! makes some great shadow work!

Dina said...

Oh, I just saw a Calder mobile a few hours ago! In the garden at the Israel Museum.
Your photo is so nice, with the shadows and the people too.

Lowell said...

Superb composition. I'm wondering if you checked other angles of approach before you chose this one. This one really works well ... love the stairs and the curved railing (that's unusual in itself) and the mobile thingys (birds?) look like they're flying around in a circle, their shadows following. The two people work perfectly, too, putting everything in perspective.

Best wishes to you for a great week!

RedPat said...

I think I can remember every Calder mobile I've seen and I love them all! This is a great shot with the shadows showing the shapes so well!

VP said...

Lovely staircase...

LONDONLULU said...

Very cool perspective! I have always thought Calder's work very interesting (even his non-mobile stuff:)

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

Nice placement of the mobile. His work can be so overpowering and yet it truly works here.

LOLfromPasa said...

Such a terrific photo. Including people as well really adds something. I will remember that.

Kay said...

Beautiful composition! Everything about it works, from the lines, the light and shadows to the monotones with a pop of red. A perfect shot! And, of course, I love Calder, too.

cieldequimper said...

Brilliant shot from above!

Wait until you see what was made of the Indian bracelets...

Gunn said...

I like the style!:)

MurciaDailyPhoto said...

I love how lights and shadows are playing. Great shot!

Randy said...

I love Calder's mobiles.

Jack said...

Wow! What a great way to show this sculpture.

Babzy said...

Excellent cadrage ! :)

Joan Elizabeth said...

What is interesting to me is how the shadows in this image as so like the spaceships in the image below.

Cezar and Léia said...

Maravilha de foto, super professional!
Léia

PerthDailyPhoto said...

M. Calder would be thrilled by the way you've shown his work here JM, superb composition.

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Très belle capture!
C'est une cage d'escalier très originale!
Merci pour le partage José!

***
Bises et bon dimanche****

beatrice De said...

Je ne me rappelle plus si j'ai visité ce centre ou non. Mais je me rappelle avoir vu quelque part, beaucoup de mobiles de Calder. C'était peut-être là.
Photo peu commune .