Jean Arp (Hans Arp)According to the Laws of Chance 1933

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Artist
Jean Arp (Hans Arp) (1886‑1966)
Title
According to the Laws of Chance
Selon les lois du hasard
Date 1933
MediumSugar paper on plyboard
Dimensionssupport: 159 x 173 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Mr and Mr Robert Lewin through the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1987
Reference
T05005

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Arp felt that he could incorporate chance within artistic production, comparing the role of the artist to a plant bearing fruit. According to the Laws of Chance shows Arp playing with random composition, in this case dropping painted pieces of paper onto a surface. Torn Woodcut was made in a similar way in 1954, using the pieces of a Dada print he had made in 1920.

April 2008

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