Mobile in Motion
When Herbert Matter photographs Alexander Calder’s mobiles and motorized sculptures, he really understands the true nature of the artist’s works. He is using stroboscopic techniques and the result is a visual testimony of the movements of each sculpture.
“Herbert grasped the secret life of sculptural forms and not only when he was working with Alexander Calder. He would continue to explore related themes through his studies of Alberto Giacometti’s sculpture in the 1950s and 1960s, a project initiated by Pierre Matisse who had exhibited Matter’s photographs.” Jed Perl