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ARP, Jean/Hans

Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin 1887 - Basel, Switzerland 1966

Torse d'un chevalier

Torso of A Knight

1959

bronze

torso

Dimensions (HxWxD): 34 x 11.75 x 7.75 in.

Acc. No.: 2006.03

Credit Line: Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Photo credit: photo courtesy of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park


Provenance

  • 2006, Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer

Bibliography

  • Sculpture Park website, June 19, 2014

Comment

  • Sculpture Park website, June 19, 2014:
    Jean Arp was significant in the creation of two important art movements; Dada and Surrealism. Dada encouraged spontaneity and Surrealism encouraged the exploration of the unconscious mind through dreams. Arp created a series of torso-related sculptures in the 1930s focusing on organic, biomorphic forms and smooth, contoured surfaces. Although decidedly non-representational, Torso of a Knight, does seem to suggest the figurative in its upright, elongated form.