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Coryphée

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Hans Arp
(1886-1966)
Coryphée (Coryphe), 1961

Marble figure on granite pedestal, 29.9 x 10.2 x 8.9 in. (figure), 35.4 x Ø 15.8 in. (pedestal)
Sammlung DaimlerChrysler


Arp's work ties into the most important artistic movements of the early 20th century: Dada, Surrealism, and the earliest trends in Abstract Art. His oeuvre intellectually revolves around two central artistic forms: the organic world of plants and the human figure as can be seen in these works. The two objects reveal the transformation in Arp's work from a surrealistic to an anthropomorphic figurativeness. The earlyChapeau-nombril is an organic configuration comprised of a circular form and a silhouetted profile resembling that of a hat. In contrast, Coryphée is clearly reminiscent of the human figure with its black granite base fittingly complementing its sculptural curves.


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