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#1. 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. - Author: Hans Arp
Arp quotes by Hans Arp
#2. Already in 1915, Sophie Tauber divides the surface of her aquarelle into squares and rectangles which she then juxtaposes horizontally and perpendicularly as Mondrian, Itten and Paul Klee did in the same period, fh). She constructs them as if they were masonry work. The colors are luminous, ranging from the raw yellow to deep red or blue. - Author: Hans Arp
Arp quotes by Hans Arp
#3. 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. - Author: Hans Arp
Arp quotes by Hans Arp
#4. The essence of a sculpture must enter on tip-toe, as light as animal footprints on snow. - Author: Hans Arp
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#5. We attempted perfection; we wanted an object to be without flaw, so we cut the papers with a razor, pasted them down meticulously, but it buckled and was ruined ... that is why we decided to tear prewrinkled paper, so that in the finished work of art imperfection would be an integral part, as if at birth death were built in. - Author: Hans Arp
Arp quotes by Hans Arp
#6. The important thing about Dada, it seems to me, is that Dadaists despised what is commonly regarded as art, but put the whole universe on the lofty throne of art. - Author: Hans Arp
Arp quotes by Hans Arp
#7. We do not wish to imitate nature, we do not wish to reproduce. We want to produce. We want to produce the way a plant produces its fruit, not depict. We want to produce directly, not indirectly. Since there is not a trace of abstraction in this art we call it concrete art. - Author: Hans Arp
Arp quotes by Hans Arp
#8. The streams buck like rams in a tent / whips crack and from the hills come the crookedly combed /shadows of the shepherds. /black eggs and fools' bells fall from the trees. / thunder drums and kettledrums beat upon the ears of the donkeys. / wings brush against flowers. / fountains spring up in the eyes of the wild boar. - Author: Hans Arp
Arp quotes by Hans Arp
#9. Dada aimed to destroy the reasonable deceptions of man and recover the natural and unreasonable order. - Author: Hans Arp
Arp quotes by Hans Arp
#10. He began with the core principle he had intoned at the dawn of his political career 25 years before: A democratic Calvinist in the Netherlands could not vote Democratic in the United States because that party trays its origins to Thomas Jefferson, who in turn had endorsed the principles of the French Revolution. - Author: James Bratt
Arp quotes by James Bratt
#11. In the good times of Dada, we detested polished works, the distracted air of spiritual struggle, the titans, and we rejected them with all out being. - Author: Hans Arp
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#12. It was Sophie ( Sophie Arp Tauber, woman artist and later Arp's wife) who, by the example of her work and her life, both of them bathed in clarity, showed me the right way. In her world, the high and the low, the light and the dark, the eternal and the ephemeral, are balanced in prefect equilibrium. - Author: Hans Arp
Arp quotes by Hans Arp
#13. Ever since my childhood, I was haunted by the search for perfection. An imperfectly cut paper literally made me ill. I would guillotine it. - Author: Hans Arp
Arp quotes by Hans Arp
#14. The man who speaks and writes about art should refrain from censuring or pontificating. He will thus avoid doing anything foolish, for in the presence of primordial depth all art is but dream and nature. - Author: Hans Arp
Arp quotes by Hans Arp
#15. 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. - Author: Hans Arp
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#16. humour
is water of the afterlife
mixed with the wine of this life - Author: Jean Arp
Arp quotes by Jean Arp
#17. DaDa is beautiful like the night, who cradles the young day in her arms. - Author: Hans Arp
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#18. Art is a fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant, or a child in its mother's womb. - Author: Jean Arp
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#19. In 1915 Sophie Tauber and I carried out our first works in the simplest forms, using painting, embroidery and pasted paper (without using oil colors to avoid any reference with usual painting). These were probably the first manifestations of their kind, pictures that were their own reality, without meaning or cerebral intention. We rejected everything in the nature of a copy or a description, in order to give free flow to what was elemental and spontaneous. - Author: Hans Arp
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#20. Of course, if one ignores contradictory observations, one can claim to have an "elegant" or "robust" theory. But it isn't science. - Author: Halton Arp
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#21. In recent times, Surrealist painters have used descriptive illusionistic academic methods. - Author: Hans Arp
Arp quotes by Hans Arp
#22. I did exhibitions with the Surrealists (in Paris, in 1929) because their attitude revolted against 'art' and their attitude toward life itself was wise, as was Dada's. - Author: Hans Arp
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#23. Artists should work together like the artists of the Middle Ages. - Author: Hans Arp
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#24. Zurich in 1915, ... While the thunder of the batteries rumbled in the distance, we pasted, we recited, we versified, we sang with all our soul. We searched for an elementary art that would, we thought, save mankind from the madness of these times. - Author: Hans Arp
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#25. Each one of these bodies (art-works Arp made) certainly signifies something, but it is only once there is nothing left for me to change that I begin to look for its meaning, that I give it a name. - Author: Hans Arp
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#26. My own mother was evacuated at the age of five during World War Two and my father was a young man working as an ARP warden. This novel is purely fictitious, but I wanted to explore the traumas that many ordinary people of the war generation suffered, experiences which would be quite unimaginable to many of us today and then to contrast them with the issues we all face in the modern day. - Author: Deborah Stone
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#27. All things, and man as well, should be like nature, without measure. - Author: Hans Arp
Arp quotes by Hans Arp
#28. I gloomily came to the ironic conclusion that if you take a highly intelligent person and give them the best possible, elite education, then you will most likely wind up with an academic who is completely impervious to reality. - Author: Halton Arp
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#29. 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. - Author: Hans Arp
Arp quotes by Hans Arp
#30. No matter how many times something has been observed, it cannot be believed until it has been observed again. - Author: Halton Arp
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#31. Often the hands grasp more quickly than the head. - Author: Hans Arp
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#32. The vertical and the horizontal are the extreme signs available to man for touching the beyond and his inwardness. - Author: Hans Arp
Arp quotes by Hans Arp
#33. His words held depth, but not enough to make her forget the desire to do something more than just leave the hospital alive. All she could think of now was the pain of running away. She'd left her family, left Prague behind out of fear. And still war had chased her to an ARP shelter in the heart of London. How could she run again? Something mattered in standing up to fight. - Author: Kristy Cambron
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