Quotes by Jean Arp

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Hans (Jean) Arp (September 16, 1886 June 7, 1966) was a German-French sculptor, painter, and poet. more

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Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation. Tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and trilling bolster his ego. His anxiety subsides. His inhuman void spreads on like a gray vegetation.

Art is a fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant, or a child in its mother's womb.