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July 22, 2011

 

Alexander Calder 113th Birthday goOgle doOdle

Today we woke up (as I sleep early now a days.. Earlier I used to see these at midnight.. miss those days…) to see another cool doOdle on the homepage of goOgle (Nothing in comparison to goOgle guitar doOdle though). Todays doOdle is in tribute to the American artist Alexander Calder.

Alexander Calder (July 22, 1898 – November 11, 1976) was an American sculptor and artist most famous for inventing the mobile sculptures. In addition to mobile and stable sculpture, Alexander Calder also created paintings, lithographs, toys, tapestry, jewelry and household objects.
[Source: Wikipedia]

Alexander Calder is responsible for the invention of mobile. No not that thing in your pocket. Mobile Sculptures..

Alexander Calder 113th Birthday goOgle doOdle

What is Mobile Sculptures?

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. The objects hanging from the rods balance each other, so that the rods remain more or less horizontal. Each rod hangs from only one string, which gives it freedom to rotate about the string.
[Source: Wikipedia]

We often see these things hanging over cribs of infants.. I’m sure now you got it..
So that’s what our today’s doodle is all about.. Its an impression of a hanging mobiles and also a part of it is its shadow underneath it.

You can also play with it by clicking on the hanging mobiles and dragging them with your mouse.. go Revisit your childhood.. And also share with us in the comments below if this reminds you of some sweet old memory of your crib time 😉

 


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