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13 October 2021

Most of us at Persephone Books are not great ones for abstract art, just as we don't love super-modernist literature. But Sophie Taeuber-Arp's work is quite different. Animated Circles 1934 is so so different from mere circles on a bit of paper, it is superbly expressive – of what? As the Arts Desk says: 'In her hands, the simplest compositions sizzle with tension and dance with implied motion. Animated Circles consists of blue, grey and black circles on a white ground.

The off-kilter design makes them appear to shuffle, nudge, float or bounce; you feel light-hearted and light-headed just looking at them.'

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