The Easel

Alexander Calder: the man that made abstract art fly

The Tate’s Calder show is, according to one critic, the “happiest exhibition in Britain”. But, while his innovative mobiles are undeniably beautiful they prompt this writer to a sharp edged judgement. “None of [the mobiles] is really memorable… That is one of the paradoxes of art: still images can contain an immense amount of drama and action too.”  A short (2.5min) video is here.