Sophie Taeuber-Arp

June 11 - November 30, 2021

Online Exhibition

In 1915 she started to create coloured pen drawings, gouaches and tapestries known as vertical-horizontal compositions. With these works she became a pioneer of constructivist art. Many years later, Hans Arp describes her approach at this stage: ‘Like music this art is tangible inner reality. She was already dividing the surface of a watercolour into squares and rectangles which she juxtaposed horizontally and perpendicularly. She constructed her painting like a work of masonry.’

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About the Artist

Sophie Taeuber-Arp

Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889 – 1943) is one of the most important artists of the twentieth-century avant-garde and is considered a pioneer of Constructivist art. Reconciling extremes with confidence—Dada and Geometric Abstraction, fine art and utilitarian objects—Taeuber-Arp’s works boldly engaged with the intellectual context of international modernism. Through her multi-faceted approach...

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