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Quotes by hans jean arp - (24 quotes)

Hans Jean Arp - From the Abstraction category:

As there is not the least trace of abstraction in this art, we will call it concrete art. (Hans Jean Arp)

Hans Jean Arp - From the Abstraction category:

A painting or sculpture not modelled on any real object is every bit as concrete and sensuous as a leaf or a stone... but it is an incomplete art which privileges the intellect to the detriment of the senses. (Hans Jean Arp)

Hans Jean Arp - From the Art category:

Art is a fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant, or a child in its mother's womb. (Hans Jean Arp)

Hans Jean Arp - From the Artists category:

Artists should work together like the artists of the Middle Ages. (Hans Jean Arp)

Hans Jean Arp - From the Collage category:

-made in 1914...
These collages were static symmetrical constructions, porticos with pathetic vegetation, the gateway to the realm of dreams. They were done with colored paper in black, orange or blue dye plates. Although cubist painting interested me very much, not a trace of their influence was to be found in my collage. (Hans Jean Arp)

Hans Jean Arp - From the Colour category:

I use very little red. I use blue, yellow, a little green, but especially... black, white and grey. There is a certain need in me for communication with human beings. Black and white is writing. (Hans Jean Arp)

Hans Jean Arp - From the Copying category:

We do not wish to copy nature. We do not want to reproduce, we want to produce... directly and without meditation. (Hans Jean Arp)

Hans Jean Arp - From the Ego category:

Tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and trilling bolster his [mankind's] ego. His anxiety subsides. His inhuman void spreads monstrously like a gray vegetation. (Hans Jean Arp)

Hans Jean Arp - From the Form category:

I wanted to create new appearances, to extract new forms from man. (Hans Jean Arp)

Hans Jean Arp - From the Influence category:

- on the geometric character of watercolors created by his wife Sophie Tauber...
The exclusive use of horizontal and vertical rectangular planes in the work of art, the extreme simplification, exerted a decisive influence on my work. Here I found, stripped down to the limit, the essential elements of all earthly constructions... (Hans Jean Arp)

Hans Jean Arp - From the Joy category:

To be full of joy when looking at an oeuvre is not a little thing. (Hans Jean Arp)

Hans Jean Arp - From the Nature category:

All things, and man as well, should be like nature, without measure. (Hans Jean Arp)

Hans Jean Arp - From the Nature category:

I like nature but not its substitutes... Mondrian opposed art to nature saying that art is artificial and nature is natural. I do not share this opinion... Art's origins are natural. (Hans Jean Arp)

Hans Jean Arp - From the Order category:

-Dadaland...
While guns rumbled in the distance, we sang, painted, made collages and wrote poems with all our might. We were seeking an art based on fundamentals, to cure the madness of the age, and find a new order of things that would restore the balance between heaven and hell. (Hans Jean Arp)

Hans Jean Arp - From the Perfection category:

Ever since my childhood, I was haunted by the search for perfection. An imperfectly cut paper literally made me ill. I would guillotine it. (Hans Jean Arp)

Hans Jean Arp - From the Power category:

We had a dim premonition that power-mad gangsters would one day use art itself as a way of deadening men's minds. (Hans Jean Arp)

Hans Jean Arp - From the Production category:

We want to produce as a plant produces a fruit and does not itself reproduce. We want to produce directly and without meditation. (Hans Jean Arp)

Hans Jean Arp - From the Sculpture category:

-b.1886 d.1966...
The essence of a sculpture must enter on tip-toe, as light as animal footprints on snow. (Hans Jean Arp)

Hans Jean Arp - From the Silence category:

Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation. (Hans Jean Arp)

Hans Jean Arp - From the Symbols category:

The vertical and the horizontal are the extreme signs available to man for touching the beyond and his inwardness. (Hans Jean Arp)

Hans Jean Arp - From the Thinking category:

I allow myself to be guided by the work which is in the process of being born. I have confidence in it. I do not think about it. (Hans Jean Arp)

Hans Jean Arp - From the Understanding category:

Often the hands grasp more quickly than the head. (Hans Jean Arp)

Hans Jean Arp - From the Universe category:

Any work that is not rooted in myth and poetry or that does not partake of the depth and essence of the universe is merely a ghost. (Hans Jean Arp)

Hans Jean Arp - From the Vanity category:

Since the time of the cavemen, man has glorified himself, has made himself divine, and his monstrous vanity has caused human catastrophe. Art has collaborated in this false development. I find this concept of art which has sustained man's vanity to be loathsome. (Hans Jean Arp)