Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin 1887 - Basel, Switzerland 1966
Torse d'un chevalier
Torso of A Knight
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
- 2006, Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer
- Sculpture Park website, June 19, 2014
- 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.