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Eagle (1971). Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, Washington

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Our first day in Seattle the Canadian smoke had not reached the city. The weather was cloudless and the view bright.
We parked our car near the Space Needle and walked through the Olympic Sculpture park down town.

One of the most eye catching of the more than 20 sculptures of the Olympic Sculpture Park is “The Eagle” of the American artist Alexander Calder.

As you might have expected of me the main post shows a detail of the artwork.
The first Workshop shows the Eagle with the mountains of the Olympic National Park in the background
The second Workshop shows the Eagle with the Space Needle in the background.

The Eagle was original sited at Bank One in Fort Worth, Texas. It was commissioned by Fort Worth National Bank. It was constructed in 1971 of painted sheet steel.
It was relocated in 2000 after being purchased by the Seattle Art Museum with funding from Jon and Mary Shirley.

American sculptor Calder studied mechanical engineering before
studying art. The Eagle reveals the artist’s distinctive combination
of pragmatism and poetry. Architectural in its construction and
scale, it displays its curving wings, assertive stance, and pointy
beak in a form that is weightless, colorful, and abstract.

Make: SONY
Model: ILCE-6300
Software: PaintShop Pro 19,00
Exposure Time: 1/200 sec
F-Stop: f/8.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 90 mm
Date Taken: 2017-07-31 12:01
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 5219 kb

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Additional Photos by Rob Zwemmer (alvaraalto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4721 W: 318 N: 7517] (29884)
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