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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Jean (Hans) Arp (1886-1966)

Hans Arp
Jean Arp / Hans Arp was a German-French, or Alsatian, sculptor, painter, poet and abstract artist in other media such as torn and pasted paper.Wikipedia
BornSeptember 16, 1886, Strasbourg
DiedJune 7, 1966, Basel
SpouseSophie Taeuber-Arp (m. 1922–1943)
PeriodsDada, Surrealism

Jean (Hans) Arp (1886-1966)

A founding member of the Zurich and Cologne Dada groups, Arp also participated in the first Surrealist exhibit in Paris in 1925. Utilizing spontaneity and chance, he often cut shapes at random, either from wood or paper, and arranged them just as impulsively, resulting in an array of surprising images. Though abstract, Arp's creations sometimes suggest identifiable forms, such as human faces and bodies, exhibiting both humor and sensuality. His output includes paintings, sculptures, mobiles, collages and poetry. Among his many notable works are The Egg Board (1922), Mustache Hat(1923), Dancer (1925) and Woman (1927).

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