Discussion Questions: Alexander Calder’s Big Crinkly

Artwork image, Alexander Calder Big Crinkly

Alexander Calder, Big Crinkly, 1969; collection SFMOMA, gift of Rita B. Schreiber in loving memory of her husband, Taft Schreiber; © Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

  1. What shapes do you see in this work?
  2. What colors did the artist use?
  3. What associations can you make when looking at this work? Does it remind you of anything in the real world?
  4. If you could retitle this work, what would you call it, and why?

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