Alexander Calder – The Importance of Composition.

I started looking at Calder because I became fascinated with composition and how much it mattered – it turns out it is the most important thing. To do this I cut out the individual shapes in Calder’s work and tried to reimagine them in a different composition. Every time the painting did not feel right, it did not have the balance and the same feel. I tried my own playing around with different shapes to create a composition. This exercise has been very beneficial because when I start scratching onto 16mm film I will not be able to have much detail so little marking will make a huge difference. I have to start drawing abstract shapes more.

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