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ARP, Jean/Hans

Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin 1887 - Basel, Switzerland 1966

Maker: Rudier, Georges

Petite Vénus de Meudon

Small Venus of Meudon

1957

bronze, edition of 5

statuette

Dimensions (HxWxD): 19 18 x 4 58 x 3 1316 in.

Acc. No.: 1981.18a-b

Credit Line: Legs David R. Morrice / David R. Morrice Bequest

Photo credit: photo MBAM/MMFA


Provenance

  • 1981, David R. Morrice Bequest

Bibliography

  • Museum's website (accessed March 4, 2019)

Comment

  • Museum's website (accessed March 4, 2019):
    This small version of a sculpture from 1956 exemplifies the artist’s quest for a symbiosis of poetic abstraction and the representation of the human figure. In this purely inventive and elegant form, the bulbous shapes are seamlessly connected. The sculpture’s verticality and sensuous line evoke the pure beauty essential to the very being of Venus.