Work by Jean Arp

from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Collection:

As a founding member of DadaJean Arp was among those artists who espoused a rejection of traditional bourgeois values and taste. Arp’s response to illusionistic art, which he saw as a bogus reproduction of reality, was to create an abstract art that would ultimately be a truer indication of reality because its generative principles would echo nature’s. His method included the expression of chance, informed by the Dadaists’ desire for liberation from so-called rationality.

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