“Fino a pochi anni fa nelle notti di tempesta i pescatori delle isole greche dell'Egeo gridavano al mare infuriato: "Poù ine ò Megalexandros ?" ( Dov'è Alessandro il Grande ? ) e da soli si rispondevano: " Zi ke vassilevi ! " ( Vive e regna! ). Pensavano che così il mare si sarebbe calmato, obbedendo al sovrano del mondo” - Robin Lane Fox, Alessandro Magno #thessaloniki#alexanderthegreat#modernsculpture
#fbf — 1, 2, or 3? • • Three works by Alexander Calder at SFMoMA, all from The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection. • • First is “Double Gong” (metal and paint, 1953). Venezuelan art critic and photographer Alfredo Boulton commissioned this work for his seaside home. Calder employed a variety of bright colors in the mobile’s palette to reflect Boulton’s tropical surroundings. As Calder wrote while planning this work: “I will try to insert some musical elements into it.” He indeed included two small red mallet-like gongs, as visible in this shot, that, perhaps with a seaside breeze, could occasionally collide with the sculpture’s other nearby metal elements, creating light pings of sound in harmony with proximate waves. • • Then swipe to see “Moths II” (aluminum, steel, and paint; 1948). Here, a monochrome of white elements seems to recede into space in diminishing scale, almost like a fern with younger leaves introducing themselves at the plant’s extremity. As Calder once said: “You see nature and then you try to emulate it.” • • And finally: “Constellation” (wood, metal, and paint; 1943). Curator James Johnson Sweeney and artist Marcel Duchamp named the critical series Calder began during World War II — his “Constellation” series — which was first exhibited at Pierre Matisse Gallery in New York. The present work stands as a playful and delicate example from that series, with wooden elements pronounced most of all, as metal was in shorter supply during the war. • • Which do you like most, and why?
🔴Bosco Sodi bringing his own light to our gallery. His work is the result of sensitivity and experimentation. He considers that get wrong is fundamental for its development, and the results of this mistakes will always be different in each test. Finally, he always find the way, concluding on works full of power and personality. 📌This weekend we will open our Hammer Auction preview from 10h to 14h and from 16:30 to 20h. Come and enjoy an exhibition that starts on the 15th century and ends in this work, dated in 2009. We wait for you all!
New additions to our sample library: gorgeous greys from the DKT stucco department. This would look great as a furniture finish or on walls to create interest with texture 😊 #dktstucco #dktartworks #specialistdecoration#bespokefinishes #interiordecorating#decorativefinishes #decoratedfurniture #gilding#goldleaf #mosaicfloor #luxurymosaic#mosaic #illuminatedartwork #muralwallpaper #trompeloeil#paintfinishes #fauxfinishes #modernsculpture #basreliefsculpture #basrelief #stucco #polishedplaster #verreglomise #luxuryfinishes#luxuryhomes #interiordesignlondon #yachtinteriors #interiordecorating #interiordesigner