Who is Jean ArpJean 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
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
weh unser guter kaspar ist tot
wer trÃ¤gt 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 &...
Top 10 most used topics by Jean ArpBlack 2 Chair 2 Mouth 2 Sun 2 Light 2 Hair 1 Head 1 Wind 1 Absolutely 1 Star 1
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- Cdgournay: jean arp, collier, 1960.
- Aic_modernart: jean arp, extremity of a mythical wineskin, 1952
- Guggsculptures: classic sculpture by jean arp, 1960
- Moma_drawings: jean arp, plate (folio 7) from phantastische gebete (fantastic prayers), 1916
- Guggsculptures: overturned blue shoe with two heels under a black vault by jean arp, 1921