Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder


A baby bed mobile is the most common gift when friends or acquaintances give birth. Slow-moving mobiles that can play calm music and catch babies' eyes can be attractive to newborns and adults because they were born from the beginning as play and work for adults.

Alexander Calder was an American artist born in 1898 and died in 1976. Both of his parents were artists who opposed Alexander Calder entering the path of art. The economic situation is difficult for artists, but would artists have been challenged at that time? So he studied mechanical engineering to get another job. As an engineer, he was interested in the movement of things. Eventually, he wanted to become an artist, so he went to Paris. And he made his favorite wire and industrial goods and made a mini circus out of discarded flat parts waste. The circus, similar to a puppet show, was very popular and made his name known. The people I met at this time were Hoang Maze and Mondrian. They quickly got close and had a lot of influence on each other's work.

One day, Alexander Calder went to Mondrian's Studio, and he was fascinated by his work and wanted to hang these beautiful colors from the ceiling and move them. Unfortunately, Mondrian was preoccupied with laughter. So he tried sending the results farther from the floor, eventually hanging them from the top. This mobile, which shakes when there is a slight wind, is the beginning of kinetic art. His work feels like a painting by Hoang Maze, and Mondrian's Composition In Color is a three-dimensional mobile. I guess this is why you have to meet your friends. They created a new form of art by interacting with each other.


Alexander Calder did many three-dimensional drawings with wire in addition to the mobile. He wanted to make a toy doll and give it to his sister as a gift, so he produced the work with wires commonly scattered around him. His work is the same in mobiles, but it feels like an organism that flows through the water and air that is not stagnant and redefined. It's a delightful work of music in the visual arts.

The exhibition borrows rare works from the Alexander Calder Foundation under the title "Every Kind of Wind," specially organized by the 'Edward Taylor Nahem Gallery' in Madison Avenue, New York, and displays them with other related artists.




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