Eames Fine Art Gallery: Master Graphics - Picasso to Warhol (until 23rd February 2014)
Firstly, in my stream of consciousness rather than chronologically, is Alexander Calder's 'Red, Orange and Black Spiral', pictured below. Famous for his kinetic sculptures, it is interesting to see Calder's work presented on the canvas. The design demands the eye to follow the pattern of the painting, cleverly translating kinetic movement beyond media constraints. Strong and vivid colours induce a kind of hypnotic sensation. In Eames Fine Art's artist profile, it states that Calder spent some time sketching at the circus, a subject matter that fascinated him. Background details such as this somewhat illuminate this piece and show us how various influences have inspired his colour and shape work.