This striking lithograph by Alexander Calder depicts the Great Pyramids of Giza just outside of Cairo, the vibrant red sun rising in the distance. The pyramids and their surroundings were a theme Calder returned to time and time again. The pared-down palette satisfied the artist’s taste for contrast. Here Calder has used a limited palette of red, white, blue, black and yellow to depict them.
DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 20.5 x 28.3 ins/ 52.1 x 71.9 cm
SIGNATURE: Signed ‘Calder’ (lower right) and numbered ‘83/100’ (lower left)
MEDIUM: Lithograph on paper