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Sculpting a precarious balance into a lasting legacy: Alexander Calder was born today

July 22, On This Day A groundbreaking American sculptor known for his innovative ‘mobiles’ (kinetic sculptures powered by motors or air currents), his static ‘stabiles’, and his monumental public sculptures, Alexander Calder was born on July 22, 1898 in Pennsylvania, USA. (Interestingly, his birthdate is a bit of a source of confusion, as his mother...

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Legends set in stone that have lived for centuries

August 16, On This Day David, by Michelangelo Michelangelo’s statue of David has become one of the most recognized works of Renaissance sculpture; a symbol of strength and youthful beauty. On August 16, 1501 — a full 520 years ago — the famed Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet of the High Renaissance, at the...

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First-ever woman to helm the Louvre appointed to the post

A SUMMARY OF THE MOST EXCITING ART NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE While we focus on Indian art, we can’t obviously function in a vacuum. It’s a small world and everything is connected, especially on the web. So, let’s train our spotlight across the world map to see what’s going on — from art trends...

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