Here Sophie Taeuber-Arp paints a semi-figurative abstract piece using gouache and graphite on paper. A quadrangle is a shape with four angles, such as a square or rectangle, and Taeuber-Arp’s piece is created using brushstrokes in these shapes. Taeuber-Arp describes them as ‘evoking’ a group of figures, and it has an almost textile-like feel to it, as though she creates her oddly-shaped figures out of brushstroke ‘stitches’.
Please note that 80 x 60 cm is the largest size option available for this print.
Quadrangular Strokes Evoking Group of Figures
Date of work
Original: Gouache and graphite on paper 26.5 × 35 cm Seroussi Collection, Paris
Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889–1943) was an artist but also a dancer, designer, puppet maker, architect and editor. A true pioneer of modern art, she became a teacher after studying art and dance and later taught others how to design patterns for textiles. She ‘lived abstraction’, and became one of the most important concrete and geometric abstract artists. Responsible for co-founding the dada art movement, Tauber-Arp’s way with colours and shapes unlocked new possibilities in art, costume and interior design.