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Arp, Jean (Hans) 1886-1966 • German/French painter/sculptor • Dada • should not sign their works of Artists Concrete art. These paintings, sculptures, objects should remain anonymous and form part of nature's great workshop as leaves do, and clouds, animals, and men. day, the most influential exhibition ever mounted to have been in 1942, Arp used the term CONCRETE art (see the quote above), which had been proposed by van does- Writing America. Arneson, Robert 1 930-1 992 • American burg and KANDINSKY, • potter • thought about the ultimate ceramics in western culture made a .
Image of a Hon takes the place erotic fantasy. was her is person; for example, in certain conin making small drawings an internal a taboo fantasy started coming out . attribute Sometimes an attribute substitutes for Feminist do personal work couched Attie arrows are art, the attribute of Saint Sebastian; Saint painter/draftswoman I Christian In his lion who in Haiti to a cham- died a few months after His French father was a sea- — AUREOLE 38 man, adventurer, and merchant whose commerce included slaves.
Saint yond the window frames. Also one of the greatest portraitists in history, Antonello probed his subject's character and state of mind. Portrait of a Man in a Red Cap (c. 1473-74), a three-quarter head and shoulders against a dark background, own Still, Jerome is quite Italian in its attention to perspective and the rolling hills be- tiquity for inspiration, including post- its oil • Italian • church pamter • in Venice. Sebastian n n j saints traditionally called . j- is upon Renaissance tection against the plague; One of those those extraordinary geniuses who turn up every now and then as if 1456 and 1528, killed one of the • c tor pro- between a series of plagues one quarter of the population of APHRODITE (VENUS) OF CNIDOS (KNIDOS) The sexual ambiguity of An- Venice.