Case Study 3: CURIOUS VISIONS - Introducing Dada "Art needs an operation." - Tristan Tzara, 1919 "Before Dada was there, there was Dada." - Hans Arp, 1919 "The normal state of man is Dada." - First International Dada Fair poster, 1919 "The true dadas are against Dada." - First International Dada Fair poster, 1919 "Trespassers will not be prosecuted." - Inscription on drawing exhibited at Dada-Early Spring exhibition, 1920 "Dada has never claimed to have anything to do with art." - Max Ernst, 1920 Marcel Duchamp(French, 1887–1968) L.H.O.O.Q., 1919,rectified readymade: pencil on reproduction of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa
Dada started in 1916 (during WW I) in Switzerland, where many were seeking refuge the war. The name ‘Dada’ means ‘rocking horse’ and was found by dropping a pin into a dictionary. (Typical of Dada, to find the name of an art movement by the laws of chance.) The Café Voltaire, started by Hugo Ball, became a venue for all sorts of performances with dance, spoken word, costumes.Ball is seen here wearing a weird costume, performing a sound poem which has no meaning. This kind of artmaking was totally new.
Eduard Manet (French 1832-1883), Luncheon on the Grass, 1862-3, oil on canvas, 208 cm × 266 cm Honore Daumier (French, 1808 – 1879) The Laundress, 1863(?) oil on wood, 49 x 33cm Gustave Courbet (French 1819-1877), A Burial at Ornans, 1849-50, oil on canvas, 315 x 668 cm Review of The Body:session 2
Berthe Morisot (French, 1841-1895) Young woman knitting, c. 1883, oil on canvas, 50 x 60cm. Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926) Woman with a parasol, 1875, oil on canvas, 100 x 81cm Auguste Renoir (French,1841-1919) Luncheon of the boating party, 1880-81, oil on canvas, 130 x 176cm
Mary Cassatt (American, 1844–1926) Maternal Caress, 1891, Drypoint and soft-ground etching, 37 x 27cm. Utamaro, (Japanese) Midnight, Hours of the Rat, mother and sleepy child, woodblock print 1791 Mary Cassatt, Woman Bathing, 1890–91, drypoint and aquatint ( a printing process)36 x 27 cm.
Kathe Kollwitz, (German 1867-1945), Woman with dead child, etching, 42 x 48cm, 1903 Edvard Munch (Norwegian, 1863 – 1944) The Scream, 1893, oil, tempera & pastel on canvas, 91 x 74cm.
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German,1880 - 1938) Standing nude (caryatid), painted wood, 1909-10, Otto Dix (Germany 1891 – 1969)Der Krieg, (The War), Plate 6 of 50, 1924, etching & aquatint 20 x 29cm