Bispetorv is a small public square in central Copenhagen, Denmark, located on the corner of Nørregade and Studiestræde. A monument in the centre of the square commemorates the Reformation of Denmark. It was designed by the sculptor Max Andersen and architect Harald Lønborg-Jensen. It consists of a column decorated with reliefs and inscriptions on all four sides.
Happy birthday to Jean #Arp , born on this day in 1886 in #Strasbourg ! As a founding member of #Dada , Arp believed that reason and the weight of tradition had become too dominant in modern society. By using alternative methods of production, he hoped to be able to escape this dominance. Arp also wished to eliminate all signs of the artist’s hand, thereby allowing his pieces to better reflect reality. When assembling sculptural #reliefs , he would order the individual components from a craftsman, purposefully leaving his instructions vague. The workman therefore played a considerable part in the finished piece. ‘Trois constellations…’ sold by #Dickinson , belongs to Arp’s #Constellations series, which saw him attempting to create an art that evoked the forms of nature without directly copying them. Arp declared: ‘We do not wish to copy nature. We do not want to reproduce, we want to produce.’ The rounded shapes that feature in these wooden reliefs can be seen as suggestive of clouds or other biomorphic elements. The seemingly spontaneous arrangement of the forms is reflective of the elements of chance and circumstance that characterise the natural world.
Jean Arp, also called Hans Arp, ‘Trois constellations à partir de mêmes formes (thème et deux variations)’ or ‘Drei Konstellationen der gleichen Formen (Thema und zwei Variationen)’, 1942, painted wood. Sold by Dickinson to a private collector.
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