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Untitled from the album Soleil recerclé (Around the Sun)

© Estate of Jean Arp / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Germany

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© Estate of Jean Arp / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Germany

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

Jean (Hans) Arp

French, born Germany, 1886-1966

Untitled from the album Soleil recerclé (Around the Sun), 1965

colored woodcut

Edition: 40/60

sheet: 10 x 8 5/8 inches (25.4 x 21.91 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Charles W. Goodyear Fund, 1968

P1968:14

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Inscriptions

signature / lower left / Arp

Class

Prints (visual works)

Work Type

Woodcut (print)

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

In “Around the Sun,” created during the last five years of his life, Jean (Hans) Arp combines basic shapes and textures in patterns of planes and lyrical color, which are intended to appeal to our emotions. Arp used collages made from colored and painted papers as the basis for a series of wooden forms, which, in turn, became the printing mechanism for the album’s eighteen woodcuts. He then took the process a step further by painting the wooden forms, transforming them into fourteen sculptural reliefs. In this series, Arp demonstrates his continued fascination with the interplay of color—which plays a strong role in his later work—and form, by transforming the two-dimensional surfaces of the collages into three-dimensional sculptures.

Label from Artists in Depth: Arp, Miró, Calder, March 25, 2011–April 15, 2012

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