Theme/Style Beaux Arts, figurative art
Artistic Focus A sculptor in the Beaux Arts tradition, Alexander Stirling Calder considered sculpture to be a decorative element whose purpose was the enhancement of architecture. His personal approach to Beaux Arts sculpture focused on the simplification of forms in an effort to make them less effete and more attuned to the vitality of the Western United States.
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