Via Instagrammer @kairilook: “Beyond the circus”
Installed in a staircase at the Phillips are three works by Alexander Calder from the museum’s collection: Red Polygons (c. 1950), Hollow Egg (1939), and Only, Only Bird (1951). In this month’s ArtGrams, we’re featuring your creative shots of all three.
Via Instagrammer @badagarla: “‘Hollow Egg’ by Alexander Calder”
Instagrammer @janouka caught Calder’s Only, Only Bird in profile
Instagrammer @vajiajia: “Dance, #Calder, dance!”
Instagrammer @leonieboothclibborn captured multiple shadows of Calder’s Hollow Egg
Instagrammer @dave.wolanski: “#Chicken #butt, that’s what!”
When Instagrammer @brennan_bok strips this image of color, it’s hard to tell what is mobile and what is shadow.
Via Instagrammer @cra66x
Instagrammer @burtatochanga snaps Calder’s Only, Only Bird from above
Art that utilizes the piece’s shadow as a part of the full work is some of my favorite art. I mean, just look at Hollow Egg – so awesome.
Excellent observation! Shadow play can make a single work of art a fresh experience from every angle.