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Torn-Up Woodcut

Jean Arp

Torn-Up Woodcut

Jean Arp
  • Original Title: Bois déchiré
  • Date: 1920 - 1954
  • Style: Dada
  • Genre: abstract
  • Media: woodcut

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.

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