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Alexander Calder « Mobile Glass and Porcelain » at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice

Sculpture Mobile, Metal, Glass and Porcelain (167 × 117 cm) 1934

Alexander Calder, Mobile Glass and Porcelain, at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice
Mobile Glass Porcelain
Alexander Calder began to create his first mobiles in 1930.

These works were so original at the time that they did not even have a name.

It is a friend of Calder, the artist Marcel Duchamp who found the name "mobile".

Alexandre Calder himself recalled this fact:
« I asked him what name I could call my hanging structures and he said, "mobile".

You should know that in French "mobile" means both "movement" but also "motive" (mobile is what drives to move, to do). »
Alexander Calder

Calder's mobiles were entirely made by himself, as an artist and craftsman at the same time.

The mobile, this new artistic creation, strongly satisfied him by its unpredictable side depending on the air's movements, as if art were marrying nature.

Alexander Calder, Mobile Glass and Porcelain, at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice
Mobile Glass Porcelain
Alexander Calder, Mobile Glass and Porcelain, at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice
Mobile Glass Porcelain
Alexander Calder, Mobile Glass and Porcelain, at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice
Mobile Glass Porcelain

Calder Arc of Petals | Bed Head | Mobile | Earrings
Artists Picasso | Pollock | Braque | Calder | Chagall | Dalí | Ernst | Kandinsky | Léger | Magritte | Miró | Modigliani | Brancusi | Brauner | Campigli | Chirico | Delaunay | Delvaux | Duchamp | Fini | Hartung | Kooning | Laurens | Malevich | Man Ray | Masson | Marini | Mondrian | Pegeen | Pevsner | Picabia | Tanguy | Tapies | Twombly | Warhol
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