Hans (Jean) Arp (part2)

Hans Arp

Hans (Jean) Arp (part2)

A summary from the heart of Zurich Dadaism

Hans Arp produced abstract wood sculptures. Since 1928, he has made three-dimensional sculptures. These sculptures were abstract and straightforward representations of organic forms in nature. He broke away from surrealism in 1931 and sought to create abstract works.

He often referred to the natural element in his works, whether we could see it under a microscope or to the human body. In 1956, people asked about an aquatic statue. This work was a licked statue in the shape of a sea creature. She is lying on the ground, resembling a beautiful woman. He answered: “my statues are always half-timbered.”

Cedric is at the forefront of a surrealism branch that uses natural methods and recognizable images. Arp also is at the forefront of another unit that uses self-made abstract shapes and non-descriptive colors. He created an imaginative world beyond the visible world. Brancusi was the only one inspired by Arp. However, the people who followed Arp are Juan Mir, Alexander the Great, and another generation of painters and sculptors after him.


Regardless of its affiliation with various artistic movements, ARP has artistic independence called “elemental art”. His works include “Diary” (poetry collection), “Bird and Two Others” collections, “Cloud Pump,” “Air Chair” (his first selection of poems in French, “Dream of Words” and “Black Stars”). The theme of ARP poems contains the themes of “apocalypse,” “doubt between normal and mental,” and, at the end of life, “oscillation between man’s sinister destiny in this world and appealing to angels.” The “Modern Society” and “Abstract” movements were in Paris.

Arp was writing, publishing, writing, and writing poetry from about 1930 until his death.

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