Alexander Calder's Circus -- Filmed in Paris 1927

now on youtube by the Whitney Museum of Art (Collections)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6jwnu8Izy0


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One of the famous 20th Century Artists (Sculptors) who also loved the Circus! :-)

This film (now in video form) is about 80+ years old and from Paris, France...

The Artists and Writers in Paris during the 1920's created a legendary movement in Cultural History...

That could easily be a year-long full-course-load of study at any university...

(but that is a whole other Subject of subjects... Google Search: websites and images: "Paris arts in the 1920's")

Meanwhile, careful study (re-viewings and freeze-frames of this video, and library books and the internet etc.)

could teach you a lifetime of Geometry Projects with Alexander Calder...

He started his career as an Engineer...but got inspired to make art and live as an Artist...

I think today is his birthday: July 22, 1898 because Google dedicated their homepage logo to him today...

Enjoy his Circus... then check out our contemporary around-the-world Cirque du Soleil on youtube...

and here is a link to a wonderful video of a one-man puppet circus... Victor Antonov is a Puppet Master, from St. Petersburg, Russia...

Enjoy his Circus... then check out global Cirque du Soleil