Da Da / An Artist Rebellion Against WWI and Conforming to Societies Demands

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.

As dadaist Hugo Ball expressed it, “For us, art is not an end in itself … but it is an opportunity for the true perception and criticism of the times we live in.”[5

FROM WIKIPEDIA

 

Have a   DaDa Weekend!

For further research…

www.metmuseum.org

www.philamuseum.org

www.louvre.fr/llv/commonhome.htm

www.vangoghmuseum.nl

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