Convection (Sunrise in Yellow and Red)

Alexander Calder1975

Paintings in Hospitals

Paintings in Hospitals
United Kingdom

Alexander came from an artistic family and studied mechanical engineering before becoming an artist. This arrangement of bold colourful shapes has also been titled ‘Convection’. Convection is the movement of heat in gas or liquid where warmer parts move up and colder parts move down. Perhaps here the hot red could be rising like the sun through the cooler blue sky.


  • Title: Convection (Sunrise in Yellow and Red)
  • Creator: Alexander Calder
  • Date Created: 1975
  • Physical Dimensions: 50 x 66 cm
  • Type: Print
  • Rights: Courtesy of the artist
  • Medium: Lithograph
  • Collection: Paintings in Hospitals Collection

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