Saturday, May 5, 2018

Jeddah Sculpture A Step Forward


"A Step Forward" is the name of this copper alloy sculpture by the German French sculptor Jean "Hans" Arp (1886 – 1966).  He used either Jean or Hans depending on whether he was speaking French or German.  In addition to being an avant-garde sculptor, Arp was also a poet, writer, and abstract painter.  He was one of the original founders of the Dada movement and was a featured artist in the Surrealist exhibition in Paris in 1925.

This sculpture was restored and refinished a few years ago and was relocated to the Middle Corniche Sculpture Park along the Red Sea, along with a couple dozen other priceless works of art by world renowned artists.  

To see another photo of this work before it was relocated, CLICK HERE to see a previous post I made featuring this piece several years ago.