This contextual introduction is followed by another, an account of Zurich Dada, in Hugo Ball's philosophical debt to Bakunin, and Jean Arp
's 'naturalist anarchist' attempts to treat artistic production as propaganda by the deed.
INSPIRED BY ARTIST JEAN ARP
, HOLTROP BEGAN WITH SPATIAL SKETCHES THROUGH WHICH HE INTENDED TO 'DISCOVER FORM'
Among the big names were the writer Victor Hugo's grandson Francois Hugo, who was a friend of Jean Cocteau, Max Ernst, Jean Arp
and Pablo Picasso, and Henri Hamm, whose circle included artists Amadeo Modigliani and Henri Douanier Rousseau.
The exhibition features the work of modernists like Jean Arp
, Hans Richter and Julius Bissier, whose work is also currently on exhibit in many other Ticino museums and galleries.
* LOG on to our website later today at www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk to see an interview with Wayne and Jack Hemmingway "I hope that people my own age who might not always enjoy galleries will come in and really enjoy it." The featured sculptures range from abstract works, such as Jean Arp
's Winged Being (1961), to more figurative pieces including Leonard McComb's Portrait of a Young Man Standing (1963-83).
face "like a Madonna," commented Jean Arp
) is doing the splits
Sixteen new acquisitions will be unveiled and include works by Laylah Ali, Ghada Amer, Jean Arp
, Rudolf de Crignis, Do-Ho Suh, Kojo Griffin, Andre Masson, Kenneth Noland, Michal Rovner and Fred Sandback.
Other leading names include Jean Arp
,Joan Miro and Kurt Schwitters.
Enthusiasts encountered pioneers like Fernand Leger, Le Corbusier, Adolf Loos, Jean Arp
, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Arnold Schoenberg and Jean Cocteau, either in person or through their creations.
Though he often worked in both marble and bronze, Jean Arp
(1886-1966) infused all his efforts with a lightness not to be mistaken for mere humor.
The multiple selves of the trilingual Hans Jean Arp
, poet and co-founder of the Zurich Dada movement, are then explored by Eric Robertson in 'Hans Jean Arp
: Text and Image'.
2) and Mona Hatoum, to present an idea to be interpreted in glass--but we also had older works by Jean Arp
, Louise Bourgeois, Lucio Fontana, and others.
The works maintain a strong lineage of Surrealism: They have something of Jean Arp
's smooth biomorphism and of Robert Gober's heady ambiguity.