Alexander Calder

Jacaranda

1949
Alexander Calder's invention of the mobile liberated sculpture from a static base, setting it in motion. These abstract forms are inspired by the jacaranda tree, which the artist saw during a visit to Brazil. Hints of the long, graceful branches and leaves can be seen in the carefully balanced wires and floating forms.
Title
Jacaranda
Date
1949
Medium
Sculpture
Materials
wire and sheet metal with oil paint
Dimensions
345 x 300 cm in diameter
Nationality
American
Credit line
Purchased 1977
Accession number
18812