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Arp, Jean or Hans,

1887–1966, French sculptor and painter. Arp was connected with the Blaue ReiterBlaue Reiter, der
[Ger.,=the blue rider], German expressionist art movement, lasting from 1911 to 1914. It took its name from a painting by Kandinsky, Le cavalier bleu.
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 in Munich, various avant-garde groups in Paris, including the surrealists, and the Dadaists in Zürich. He consistently created novel and abstract forms in various media—bas-reliefs, collages, painted cutouts, sculpture in the round, and painted wood reliefs. Often given a humorous touch, his works contain elements of organic form while retaining their essential abstraction. Arp finished a monumental wood relief for Harvard in 1950.


See his Arp on Arp, ed. by M. Jean (1972); catalog of his sculpture by François Arp (1968); study by H. Read (1968).

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En el dadaismo de Colonia se encontraban tambien Max Ernst con publicaciones como Die Schammade que fundo con Hans Arp y que obtuvo colaboraciones de Breton, Eluard y Arago, grupo que derivaria en el dada parisino con Andre Breton a la cabeza con la publicacion Litterature, fundada con Philippe Soupault y Loius Aragon y con colaboradores como Paul Eulard, Francis Picabia, Ribemont-Dessaignes y Man Ray.
Stokes also gives a clear picture of how this anarchy was gradually channelled and transformed, again mainly through Max Ernst and his friends Hans Arp and Paul Eluard, into the Surrealist agenda.
To this extent, her painterly work can be seen as an extension of the sense of reality informing Dada, especially the work of Hausmann and Hans Arp.
11) From Seuphor's account, we know that some women participated in the first meetings, in Spring 1929, in his studio: Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889-1943) attended with Hans Arp, Alexandra Exter (1884-1949), Florence Henri (1893-1982), and Adya van Rees (1876-1959) with her husband, Otto (12) ; we can assume that Ingibjoerg Bjarnason (1907-77) was also there.
A painter, filmmaker and writer whose range extended across a variety of media, Richter's work often arose from collaborations with figures such as El Lissitzky, Hans Arp and Malevich.
The exhibition offered a broad spectrum of abstract works from Europe, the earliest made by Hans Arp in 1932, the most recent by Anselm Reyle, Frank Nitsche, and Eberhard Havekost and dated this year; almost half of the thirty-eight participating artists are German.
Y asi tambien opinaban las nuevas amistades que hizo Ernst entre 1913 y 1914: Apollinaire, Delaunay, Hans Arp.
From the title, Intimate Collaborations, it is easy to assume that Bibiana Obler's book will bring us, if not into the bedroom, at least into the hearts of these two famous couples of early twentieth-century modernism, Wassily Kandinsky and Gabrielle Munter, and Hans Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp.
Evincing an aesthetic of performative immediacy and tabletop dexterity, this trajectory of Brand's output is multifarious, allusive, and playful: A modernist grid is conjured by a red-on-ecru pattern, yet any rigidity is canceled by a translucent glow; a contour of light ripples through perforated paper in blind mimicry of an aleatoric Hans Arp collage; a simple two-step exposure outlines a pastel purple and blue pattern of the kind of architectonic shape one might find in a Josef Albers color test; four slash marks cleave the monochromatic black of an exposed sheet of photo paper in apparent homage to Lucio Fontana, avowing the gestural mark-making at the foundation of Brand's practice; and a dumb pear shape wryly invokes figure and ground with economy and ease.
Having employed similar chance beginnings before--basing compositions on scraps of torn-up drawings in the manner of Hans Arp, for example, or veiling them in single colors to create pseudo-monochromes comparable to those of American painter John Zurier--De Keyser displays a quiet but well-founded confidence that his lyrical technique is itself strong enough to form the essential core of each work.
Many of the representatives of the greatest utopias went there: the Anarchists (Bakunin, Malatesta, Guillaume); the theosophists; the creators of paradise on earth in the form of botanical gardens; the life reform movement, which considered itself an alternative to both communism and capitalism; then the artists of Der Blaue Reiter; the Bauhaus; the revolutionaries of the new dance movement (Rudolf Laban, Mary Wigman); later on El Lissitzky, Hans Arp, Julius Bissier, Ben Nicholson, Richard Lindner, Spoerri, Erik Dietmann.