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Hans (Jean) Arp

Lion of the Cyclades: Seated


Hans (Jean) Arp
Strasbourg 1886 – Basel 1966


Lion of the Cyclades: Seated






50.8 x 61 x 30.5 cm


Purchase, Horsley and Annie Townsend Bequest, inv. 1960.1243


Western Art

This sculpture, which can be positioned in more than one way for display, is exemplary of Hans Arp’s distinctive formal repertoire, with its fluid biomorphic forms. It takes its inspiration from the static and majestic Lions of Delos, the seventh century B.C.E. marble sculptures from the island of Delos in the Greek Cyclades. Arp’s playful approach underscores the sense of organic movement arising from the work.

© Estate of Hans (Jean) Arp / SOCAN (2022)

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