Thursday, May 10, 2007

art-mobile


Before walking into the Kunsthaus Zürich, look straight up and you'll see this huge mobile hanging outside the musuem's entrance at Heimplatz. No idea who the arist is--will have to look into that. There is a museum cafe with outdoor seating directly below the mobile, and it is somewhat disconcerting to sit underneath it as it sways over your head casting shadows on your table!

7 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

That is an attractive mobile. I like it and your photo of it.

I have posted pictures of a tufted duck or what I thought was a tufted duck...

lynn said...

Interesting! I've only ever seen tiny ones you hang over the baby's cot.

richard said...

Alexander Calder really invented the mobile as an art form. I know he had some connections with Switzerland and Ute Barth lists the Kunsthaus as having works - so maybe this is one!

Wikepedia entry

lynn said...

I have posted a photo of the missing UK girl Madeleine in the hope that the more people see her, the more chance she may be found. Please take a sec to pop over to Cheltenham, to put her face in your head. Thanks to you and your readers.

Z said...

I second Richard. Calder is who came to mind when I saw the thumbnail. All his mobiles that I've seen remind me of bird skeletons. Ok, maybe just the one at the National Gallery of Art in DC...

Z said...

Link to a photo of the one at the NGA (I've entered a line break):
http://www.nga.gov/press/
2005/releases/calder.shtm

teo mocchi said...

I am quite sure about Calder...Great shot, anyway!