This Week in History: Alberto Giacometti died

One does not approach a sculpture of Giacometti. … Approach her and everything vanishes; there remains the corrugations of the plaster. … He puts distance within reach of your hand, he thrusts before you a distant woman–she remains distant, even when you touch her with your fingertips. … (Jean-Paul Sartre) Primarily a sculptor of anthropomorphic … More This Week in History: Alberto Giacometti died

This Week in History: Alexander Calder died

Background: Alexander Calder, Alexander (July 22, 1898 – Nov. 11, 1976), sculptor, painter, and printmaker, was born in Philadelphia into a family of accomplished artists. His mother, Nanette Lederer, was a painter; his father, Alexander Stirling Calder, and his grandfather, Alexander Milne Calder, were well-known sculptors. Calder’s childhood home was a virtual studio. He was … More This Week in History: Alexander Calder died