Listen as the High’s Curator of European Art discusses Calder’s creation of the mobile—a radical, modern art form.
In the early 1900s, Calder’s mobiles provided a dynamic, new experience of sculpture that incorporated movement, activating their architectural settings and inviting viewers’ engagement. French philosopher and writer Jean-Paul Sartre, once wrote that a Calder mobile is a “pure stream of movement in the same way as there are pure streams of light.”
In the video above, the High’s Frances B. Bunzl Family Curator of European Art, Claudia Einecke, talks about this amazing work of art and gives a peek into its fascinating history.
See Untitled along with other stunning examples of Calder’s mobiles in Picasso-Calder, on view through September 26.
This work is one of over 18,000 in our rotating collection. They’re all here for you!