Dada Art “Disgust for a society that was capable of making war”
Began in 1914 • In French Dada means “wooden horse”
Hugo Ball & Emmy Hennings • Zurich founders of Dada • He created masks and costumes in which to present his writings. • Best word to describe Dada is “absurd” • Dada died out when it became acceptable.
Marcel Duchamp • “ready-mades” • Since art is worthless in a world at war, take everyday items and really look at them. • Bicycle Wheel • With Hidden Noise • Trap (coat rack on the floor) • The Large Glass • Comb (since it is used every day, it should be more important than the war)
Hans Arp • Poet who dressed in costumes to present his work.
Man Ray • Photographer • New York (sculpture of New York skyscrapers)
Alfred Stieglitz • Changed the perception of photography • Portrait of Dorothy True
Paul Strand • Manhatta - film
What are the main characteristics of Dada art? Random, protesting,absurd, Lack of characteristics