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Hans (Jean) Arp

Small Venus of Meudon

Artist

Hans (Jean) Arp
Strasbourg 1886 – Basel 1966

Title

Small Venus of Meudon

Date

1957

Materials

Bronze, edition of 5

Dimensions

48.5 x 11.8 x 9.7 cm

Founder

Cast Georges Rudier, Paris

Credits

David R. Morrice Bequest, inv. 1981.18a-b

Collection

Western Art

This small version of a sculpture from 1956 exemplifies the artist’s quest for a symbiosis of poetic abstraction and the representation of the human figure. In this purely inventive and elegant form, the bulbous shapes are seamlessly connected. The sculpture’s verticality and sensuous line evoke the pure beauty essential to the very being of Venus.

© Estate of Hans (Jean) Arp / SOCAN (2020)

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