Who is Jean Arp

Jean Arp or Hans Arp (16 September 1886 – 7 June 1966) was a German-French sculptor, painter, poet, and abstract artist in other media such as torn and pasted paper.

Early life Arp was born in Strasbourg, the son of a French mother and a German father, during the period following the Franco-Prussian War when the area was known as Alsace-Lorraine (Elsass-Lothringen in German) after France had ceded it to (Germany) in 1871. Following the return of Alsace to France at the end of World War I, French law determined that his name become Jean. Arp would continue referring to himself as "Hans" when he spoke German.

In 1904, after leaving the École des Arts et Métiers in Strasbourg, he went to Paris where he published his poetry for the first time. Fro...
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Jean Arp Poems

  • Sekundenzeiger
    daß ich als ich
    ein und zwei ist
    daß ich als ich
    drei und vier ist ...
  • The Plain
    I was alone with a chair on a plain
    Which lost itself in an empty horizon.

    The plain was flawlessly paved. ...
  • The Domestic Stones (fragment)
    (Translated from the French by David Gascoyne)

    The feet of morning the feet of noon and the feet of evening
    walk ceaselessly round pickled buttocks...
  • Die Schwalbenhode
    1.

    weh unser guter kaspar ist tot
    wer trägt nun die brennende fahne im zopf wer dreht die...
  • Kaspar Is Dead
    (Translated by G P Skratz)

    o god our kaspar is dead
    & now there's no-one to steal away with the burning flag &...
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Black 2 Chair 2 Mouth 2 Sun 2 Light 2 Hair 1 Head 1 Wind 1 Absolutely 1 Star 1


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  • T_chenski: "we had a dim premonition that power-mad gangsters would one day use art itself as a means of deadening men's minds." -- jean (hans) arp, in 'dadaland', 1938
  • Moma_paintings: man at a window, jean arp, 1930
  • Moma_drawings: placed according to the laws of chance (plate, page 23) from dreams and projects, jean arp, 1951–52, published 1952
  • Guggsculptures: shell crystal by jean arp, 1938
  • Clarkgloria8: when half of your heart dies a poignant account of a mother whose heart has been broken but still struggles to remain faithful. grab a copy now: arp -
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