Alexander Calder

Escargot, 1976

Color lithograph on wove paper
Signed and numbered
From an edition of 125
26 × 38 inches (66 × 96.5 cm.)
Very Good
Private Collection
New York
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Alexander Calder's lithograph "Escargot," crafted in 1976, encapsulates the essence of his artistic vision with playful simplicity and captivating charm. Inspired by the whimsical forms found in nature, Calder transforms the humble snail into a dynamic composition of curved lines and vibrant colors. Each element in "Escargot" seems to dance across the paper, radiating a sense of joyful movement that is quintessentially Calder. Through his masterful use of lithography, Calder achieves a remarkable sense of depth and texture, as if the snail's shell were carved from stone or molded from clay. The lithograph serves as a testament to Calder's ability to infuse even the most ordinary subject matter with a sense of wonder and enchantment.

"Escargot" stands as a testament to Alexander Calder's enduring legacy as a master of modern art. In this lithograph, Calder invites viewers to rediscover the world through his unique perspective, where everyday objects take on a life of their own and the boundaries between reality and imagination blur. The sinuous curves of the snail's shell and the vibrant hues that adorn its form speak to Calder's innate understanding of form, color, and movement. With "Escargot," Calder invites us to slow down, to savor the beauty of the world around us, and to find joy in the simplest of things.

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