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stabile

Syllabification: sta·bile
Pronunciation: /ˈstābēl
 
/

Definition of stabile in English:

noun

Art
A freestanding abstract sculpture or structure, typically of wire or sheet metal, in the style of a mobile but rigid and stationary.
Example sentences
  • Calder - genius, creator of the mobile and the stabile - was a splendidly practical character.
  • Most of Calder's sculptures - especially his mobiles and stabiles - used the ideas of Constructivism, which had first been developed by Vladimir Tatlin in Russia.
  • Jean began by showing slides of work by Alexander Calder, the American artist who built mobiles and stabiles, initially out of paper, then large sheets of steel.

Origin

1940s: from Latin stabilis 'stable', influenced by mobile.

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