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

Accession Number
1983/1.330

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

Artist(s)
Hans (Jean) Arp

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1957

Medium & Support
color woodcut on paper

Dimensions
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
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
Surrealism
abstraction
modern and contemporary art

4 Related Resources

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(Part of 8 Learning Collections)
Graphic Design: Cutting and Collage
(Part of: Graphic Design)
CRC Classroom Resource: Art Books 
(Part of: CRC Classroom Resources)
Graphic and composition
(Part of: Design)

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