DADA : 1916 - 1924 What is Dada? “an art” “a fire insurance”…. Or is it nothing at all, in other words everything?” Museum of Modern Art : Introduction to DADA http://www.moma.org/explore/multimedia/audios/29/696
Big Ideas – Social & Political context • The movement of Dadaism was in its prime from the period of 1916 to 1920. • Dadaism was about anti art in the sense of rebelling against the former traditional ideals of art. • The Dada artists, musicians, poets and performers … had become cynical of humanity after witnessing (WW1) … and had become disillusioned by art.
Big Ideas – Social & Political context • The ideal of Dadaism was to fight art with art. • A great example is Marcel Duchamp's 'L.H.O.O.Q' which mocks the Mona Lisa by installing a mustache on her face. • The idea of Dada was to offend and shock the art world.
Marcel Duchamp Fountain “Readymade” Duchamp's most scandalous readymade was the porcelain urinal that he turned on its back, titled Fountain, signed R. Mutt (a pun on the German word Armut, or poverty).
Hannah Hoch A portrait of the artist: Beautiful Girl: 1920
Kurt Schwitters & RaoulHausmann Kurt Schwitters RaoulHausmann
Sophie Taeuber-Arp Photo of SophieTaeuber-Arp, 1918. CHECK OUT what the Museum of Modern Art has to say @: http://www.moma.org/explore/multimedia/audios/29/738
Man Ray "To create is divine, to reproduce is human."
Resources & Homework: Internet Check out these websites!!! • Museum of Modern Art - New York DADA Exhibit : • http://www.moma.org/explore/multimedia/audios/29/738 • Cut and Paste: A History of Photomontage • http://homepage.ntlworld.com/davepalmer/cutandpaste/intro.html • National Gallery of ART: DADA • http://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/2006/dada/artwork/photomontage.shtm#null
Thinking Ahead … Collect Stuff • Start collecting random items..
DADA Artists: Choose one To research 1. Google image search. 2. Put examples in sketchbook. • Tristan Tzara • RaoulHausmann • Man Ray • John Heartfield • Marcel Janco • Kurt Schwitters • Sophie Taeuber-Arp • Hans Arp • Marcel Duchamp • Francis Picabia • Hugo Ball • Max Ernst • Hannah Hoch
Angela Annaconda: Ketchup What aspects of Dada so you see? There are many short clips from Angela Annaconda on You Tube – if you want to see more!! • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avqvCmq9qUM
Summarize & review Terms, Artists, Main ideas? Activity • As a class we will discuss what the students remember from this presentation, or what they already knew. • Collection of objects • Variety of text sources – words & images • Digital camera • One picture frame? • Sample of assemblage?
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