Artwork from the JSP Estate/Private Collection

 

Nationality

German-French

Artist Dates

1886-1966

Title of Work

Constellations

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Date of Work

1938

Medium

Linocut

Height

12 3/8"

Width

9 3/8"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection: James Smith Pierce Collection

Status

Stored: FF_008_B

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Artist Bio

Jean Arp was a German-French sculptor, painter, and poet. He worked primarily as an abstract artist, experimenting with different techniques and media. Many of his pieces focus on shape and form thus his flat works usual still contain three-dimensional elements and shapes that hint at movement.

Arp primarily aligned himself with Surrealism and briefly dabbled with the Dada movement before breaking off to form his own movement aimed at counteracting surrealism called Abstraction-Création.

Additional Information

Created for XXe Siecle, 1938.

Abstract, geometric, green, cream, tan.

Constellations is an abstract minimalist depiction of the movement of the sky or heavens.

Condition

Very Good

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