Geometric shapes were important to Sophie Taeuber-Arp’s work throughout her career, and a big part of her abstract work. Bringing the grid-structure of embroidery to other mediums, she explored her Vertical-Horizontal Composition
series in paint, pencils, pens and textiles, constructing her works using bold angles and colours. This is one of her experiments combining gouache paints and graphite pencil.
Please note that 80 x 60 cm is the largest size option available for this print.
Vertical-Horizontal Composition on White Ground
Date of work
Original: Gouache and graphite on paper 29.5 × 28 cm Stiftung Arp e.V., Berlin Photo: Alex Delfanne
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.