Sail-Maker VI (Voilier VI), from'Mirror of the Poet (Miroir du poète)'

Accession Number

Sail-Maker VI (Voilier VI), from'Mirror of the Poet (Miroir du poète)'

Hans (Jean) Arp

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
color woodcut on paper

5 9/16 x 4 5/8 in. (14 x 11.6 cm);19 5/16 x 14 5/16 in. (49 x 36.3 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection

Label copy
Alsatian-born Arp was one of the founding members of the Dada group. Known primarily as a sculptor, Arp also made numerous woodcuts which bear a close affinity to his low-relief sculptural works. The delicate interplay of shapes, values, and colors in this print are typical of his graphic works; here the juxtapositons create a vibrant composition. The black and red do not merely sit upon a gray background; the gray vies with the other two colors and becomes a discrete shape of its own. The following year this same image was produced as a tapestry by the Atelier Tabard at Aubusson, entitled Composition in Grey, Black and Red.
Label copy from exhibition "Dreamscapes: The Surrealist Impulse," August 22 - October 25, 1998

Primary Object Classification

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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modern and contemporary art

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