A Discussion about Alexander Calder with Charlie Rose

Mobile Art and their Beginnings

Mobiles and their beginnings. Where did it all start? Hanging, dangling pieces of metal, wood and plastic? Mobiles have been around since the early 1900's when Russian Constructivist Alexander Rodchenko appropriated the idea of the hanging mobile. From this idea, Alexander Calder (1898-1976) was the first to develop the mobile as a three-dimensional kinetic art form. In 1932 Marcel Duchamp gave the name "mobiles" to Alexander Calder 's new art forms. Calder also made static, sculptural constructions called "stabiles", this term was titled by Jean Arp.

1936 Alexander Calder "Snake and the Cross"

Want to learn more... ? Links to mobile artists, their mobiles and websites galore! How do you make a mobile? Check out this site, it has a lot of mobile links and information.

Interior Designers Wanted

In order to spread cool ideas around, someone has to start with saying "That is a great idea!". Well, here is a great idea. To all interior designers, when making plans to renovate, update or improve a client's home or business, think of adding a mobile to the upper skylights, in an empty corner, above a stairwell, or out in a garden a large stabile.
See more ideas here!

Mobiles are great for a spice of something retro. They are fun and colorful, adding movement to a large open space. Petals turn from the natural light that heats the room. A definite necessity to a baby's nursery room. If you are designing a modern bright colored entertainment room, add a mobile!

Big or small, Mobiles by Julie Frith can custom color, size and design a mobile or stabile that will please you and your client.

Go to my Frithmobiles website: http://www.humboldt1.com/~mobiles


Modern Art Mobiles