We fell in love so easily, without the agonising stops and starts of modern courtship, I barely recognised it for what it was.
In general, I think we — and here I speak for everyone — could stand to be a little more comfortable with exploring the potential of our own wrongness, not just because life is so vast and unknowable (though, yes), but because acknowledging our wrongness allows us to tunnel through into the new reality where, hopefully, we can be a little bit more right, about ourselves and each other. If not this time, then maybe the next, because one can only be wrong for so long.
– In 1933, Calder and Louisa left France and returned to the United States. Their first daughter, Sandra, was born in 1935, and a second daughter, Mary, followed in 1939.
He also began his association with the Pierre Matisse Gallery in New York with his first show in 1934.
Calder also constructed sets for ballets by both Martha Graham and Eric Satie during the 1930s, and continued to give Cirque Calder performances.
— Alexander Calder was born in 1898, the second child of artist parents, his father was a sculptor and his mother a painter.
Calder was encouraged to create, and from the age of eight he always had his own workshop wherever the family lived. For Christmas in 1909, Calder presented his parents with two of his first sculptures, a tiny dog and duck cut from a brass sheet and bent into formation.
Calder did not originally set out to become an artist.
He instead enrolled at the Stevens Institute of Technology after high school and graduated in 1919 with an engineering degree.
then one can only wish that you are trustingly and patiently letting the magnificent solitude work upon you, this solitude which can no longer be erased from your life; which, in everything that is in store for you to experience and to do, will act an anonymous influence, continuously and gently decisive, rather as the blood of our ancestors incessantly moves in us and combines with our own to form the unique, unrepeatable being that we are at every turning of our life.