See also: Arp
Jean (Hans) Arp , painter, Sculptor and Alsatian Poet dadaïste then surrealist, born with Strasbourg the September 16th 1886 and died with Swiss Basle in the June 7th 1966. He will marry on October 20th, 1922 with Sophie Taeuber, also artist, who will be known under the name of Sophie Taeuber-Arp .
BiographyInitially poet, it takes part in 1916 in Zurich in the foundation of the Dada movement. He illustrates besides several works of the collection hobby-horses, like the Passenger of the Deck chair of Péret, Twenty Five Poems of Tristan Tzara and a work of Richard Huelsenbeck. He starts to carve in 1917 and its first works of Plâtre and Marbre go back to 1930. It carries out reliefs out of wood painted, embroideries and papers stuck.
Its notoriety extends to Cologne, Berlin, Paris and Hanover. It takes part in the currents surrealist and Abstract art. A poem is also dedicated to him in Capitale of the Pain of surrealist the Paul Eluard. Arp is at the origin of a vocabulary of signs to figurative and ironic allusions. Starting from 1930, the sculpture in sculpture in the round takes an important place in its work.
In 1954, it receives the International prize of the sculpture to Venice.
A great number of its works are exposed today to the Musée of modern art and contemporary of Strasbourg, which devotes a space central.
to him Its name was also given to the place being used as square with this museum, like with the building of the National school of administration.
Sa second wife made house-workshop of Clamart the Fondation Arp. Its last words were: " I love you all and I from go away now rejoidre my Sophie".
See tooLarge friend of Raoul Hausmann and Arp, refused by the Club Hobby-horse of Berlin, i.e. by Richard Huelsenbeck.
- Arp Roundnesses explained to the young people
- Hans Arp - Biography
- Hans Arp - Museum
- Site of the sociocultural center which bears its name, in Clamart
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