Google Doodle: Alexander Calder

Today in Google Doodle is a tribute to Alexander Calder. 

Alexander Calder was born on July 22, 1898. He was an American sculptor and artist. Calder was famously known for inventing mobile sculptures. In addition to that, he also made paintings, lithographs, toys, tapestry, jewelry and household objects.

Mobile sculpture was invented in 1931. A mobile is a type of kinetic sculpture constructed to take advantage of the principle of equilibrium. It consists of a number of rods, from which weighted objects or further rods hang. (Source: Mobile WikipediaMobiles are popularly used in nurseries, usually hanged over the cribs to entertain and give visual stimulation to infants. 

An elegantly simple red and black mobile in the style of Alexander Calder.
The design, called Flowing Rhythm (red), is by Flensted Mobiles (http://www.flensted-mobiles.com/start.html) of Denmark.
Photograph by: Andrew Dunn © 5 September 2004

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