Hans Arp, ‘Composition in Green’, 1938, Print, Woodcut print on tan wove paper, Washington Color
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Composition in Green, 1938

Woodcut print on tan wove paper
18 3/8 × 14 1/8 × 1 1/4 in
46.7 × 35.9 × 3.2 cm
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Washington Color
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The magazine XXe Siecle [2oth Century Review] was the creation of the Italian art historian …

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Hans Arp
German-French, 1886–1966
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A pioneer of abstract art, Jean (aka Hans) Arp was instrumental in founding the Dada movement and participated actively in Surrealism and Constructivism. In his collages, reliefs, and sculptures, Arp often incorporated waste material such as discarded paper and fabric, and embraced chance and spontaneity as integral components of the artistic process. In Collage with Squares Arranged According to the Laws of Chance (1916), for example, Arp explored the potential for unique compositional relationships that result from inadvertent arrangement of collage elements. Arp’s articulation of biomorphic forms, inspired by organic material and the human figure, was simultaneously explored by Joan Miró and proved to be hugely influential to later 20th-century abstract artists.

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The magazine XXe Siecle [2oth Century Review] was the creation of the Italian art historian Gualtieri di San Lazzaro [Walter of St Lazarus]. These magazines, sporadically produced from 1938 until , each focused on a particular region or artist and was filled with articles by leading writers and would contain …

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XXe Siecle, Paris
Hans Arp
German-French, 1886–1966
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A pioneer of abstract art, Jean (aka Hans) Arp was instrumental in founding the Dada movement and participated actively in Surrealism and Constructivism. In his collages, reliefs, and sculptures, Arp often incorporated waste material such as discarded paper and fabric, and embraced chance and spontaneity as integral components of the artistic process. In Collage with Squares Arranged According to the Laws of Chance (1916), for example, Arp explored the potential for unique compositional relationships that result from inadvertent arrangement of collage elements. Arp’s articulation of biomorphic forms, inspired by organic material and the human figure, was simultaneously explored by Joan Miró and proved to be hugely influential to later 20th-century abstract artists.

Composition in Green, 1938

Woodcut print on tan wove paper
18 3/8 × 14 1/8 × 1 1/4 in
46.7 × 35.9 × 3.2 cm
.
$950
Ships from Washington, DC, US
Shipping: $40 domestic, $80 rest of world
Location
Bethesda
Locked
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