Calder Foundation

Yellow Panel

Date c. 1936
Media
Plywood, wood, sheet metal, wire, paint, and motor
Dimensions
70" × 38 5⁄8" × 15 3⁄4"
Collection
Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Historical Photos  1
Related exhibitions  1
The Museum of Modern Art, New York (1943)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Alexander Calder: Sculptures and Constructions. 29 September 1943–16 January 1944.

Solo Exhibition
Works / Panel / Frame 23
Works / Wall Sculpture 38
Related Timeline
1930–1936 Shift to Abstraction

Following a visit in October of 1930 to Piet Mondrian’s studio, where he was impressed by the environmental installation, Calder made his first wholly abstract compositions and invented the kinetic sculpture now known as the mobile. Coined for these works by Marcel Duchamp in 1931, the word “mobile” refers to both “motion” and “motive” in French. He also created stationary abstract works that Jean Arp dubbed “stabiles.”