GALLERY CHAT on Friday Night ” A Pale Green Mermaid Blog “
DaDa Art was called the anti – art, it was made to provoke feelings of confusion and sometimes disgust that would in turn force you, the viewer, to question what is art and what is not. (One of my favorite DaDa artists was Marcel Duchamp. Below I use a group of his images As examples.)
A good example of this is the image below,
It is called ” Fur Covered Cup Saucer and Spoon ” 1936
Portrait of Marcel Duchamp ( He was an aficionado of the game of Chess )
Or an image like this which was a reaction to cubism, what do you see there?
It is called ” Nude Descending A Stair Case.” 1912
According to its proponents, Dada was not art, it was “anti-art.” For everything that art stood for, Dada was to represent the opposite. Where art was concerned with traditional aesthetics, Dada ignored aesthetics. If art was to appeal to sensibilities, Dada was intended to offend. Through their rejection of traditional culture and aesthetics the Dadaists hoped to destroy traditional culture and aesthetics.
Have a DaDa Weekend!
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