Thursday, February 25, 2010

Mobile, a word that in French, other than meaning something that moves, also means moving force.

Alexander Calder (1898- 1976) was an American sculptur and artist most famous for inventing the mobile.

John Paul Sartre wrote about the Calder Mobiles: “A mobile is a sort of private party, an object defined by its own movement, the sculpture suggests movement, the painting suggests the profundity of the light. A mobile does not “suggest” anything: it captures authentic movements and shapes them. The mobiles do not have any meaning, they do not instil thoughts of anything other than themselves. They are, that is it, they are absolute."  Sarte is very eloquent.  I just really love the pure primary colors and the perfect balance.

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