Alexander Calder also loved the circus because he was interested inmovement and he liked the acrobats and the dancers in the circus. He mademany children’s toys that had moving parts and he invented the idea ofmobiles which are moving sculptures. He later made stabiles which were stillsculptures.‘Mobile’ in French means ‘to move’ and ‘motive’. Motive means the reasonbehind something.
Object with Red Ball,
1931wood, sheet metal, wire, and paint61 1/4 x 38 1/2 x 12 1/4 in.155.6 x 97.8 x 31.1 cmPrivate Collection© 1998 Estate of Alexander Calder/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
This is an example of Alexander Calder’s Mobile Object with a RedBall.
Two Spheres Within a Sphere,
1931wire, wood, and paint37 1/2 x 32 x 14 in.95.3 x 81.3 x 35.6 cmPrivate Collection© 1998 Estate of Alexander Calder/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York