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Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder is a well known American sculptor and artist who was credited to inventing the mobile or the kinetic sculpture. It is a sculpture that takes advantage of the principle of equilibrium to achieve balance. A mobile usually consists of a number of rods from which weighted objects or other rods hang. The different objects hanging from the rods balance each other making them remain more or less horizontal. The display of rods and objects usually hang from only one string giving them f…

Auguste Rodin

Francois Auguste Rene Rodin was a notable French artist who became more famous for his wonderful sculptures.  He was considered as one of the few sculptors who were able to gain wide recognition outside the visual arts world. Rodin was also considered as pioneer of modern sculpture. His works clashed with the rules set out by figure sculpture tradition. Rodin was born on November 12, 1840 in Paris, France. He was the second child to Jean Baptiste and Marie Cheffer Rodin, a working class family. …