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stabile

(stā`bēl), an abstract construction that is completely stationary. The form was pioneered by Alexander CalderCalder, Alexander
, 1898–1976, American sculptor, b. Philadelphia; son of Alexander Stirling Calder and grandson of Alexander Mine Calder, prominent sculptors. Among the most innovative of modern sculptors, he trained as a mechanical engineer and studied at New York's Art
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, and examples were termed stabiles to distinguish them from mobilesmobile
, a type of moving sculptural artwork developed by Alexander Calder in 1932 and named by Marcel Duchamp. Often constructed of colored metal pieces connected by wires or rods, the mobile has moving parts that are sensitive to a breeze or light touch; it can be designed to
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, their moving counterparts, also invented by Calder.
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Often, for example, the supporting members of a stabile are shaped to suggest that they are supporting, in the dangling and floating mobile members, a great weight.
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