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Dadaism Slideshow

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Walter White

on 2 May 2013

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Dadaism "The Anti-Art" Philosophy of Dada Important Dada Artists Hugo Ball Marcel Duchamp Raoul Hausmann The Idea Behind Dadaism: Dada Art is was a reflection of the environment it was created in. Dadaism was created in 1916 in Zurich, Switzerland. The Art Form spread from Switzerland to the rest of Europe. The movement was started by European "Avant-Garde" Artists inspired and associated with the Swiss nightclub, the Cabaret Voltaire. The movement became increasingly prominent in Germany, especially in Berlin; as a response to the horrors the country faced in the aftermath of the war. The movement was created in the midst of World War I. People were beginning to realize the horrible deeds committed during war and showed their contempt and anger at the disregard for human life showed during war with their art. The Dadaists felt that artists should not be celebrated for their ability to create beautiful art when other humans create weapons to hurt and kill others. Hugo Ball is considered to be the father and founder of Dadaism. Ball, a German poet and writer from Pirmasens, Germany was a forerunner in the creation of the movement. Born in France, 1887 Marcel Duchamp was the most famous of the Dadaists. Raoul Hausmann was born in 1886, in Vienna, Austria (known as Austria-Hungary at the time). The Birth of the Movement The artists were a combination of many different art forms, such as visual arts, poetry, writing, design, theater and other preforming arts. The first published dadaist work. The art movement was created as a response to the atrocities committed during the first World War. Some of Dada's most influential artists came from Germany such as: Raoul Hausmann Emmy Hennings Hannah Hoch Very much influenced by the war Europe was engulfed in. After being denied service in the German army during World War I, he became an anti-war activist. Ball moved to Zurich (where he went on to further his work with Dada, considered a traitor by his country. Duchamp worked in many fields of art, including Cubism, Post-Impressionism and Fauvism as well as Dada. Duchamp was famous for his art pieces dubbed "Ready-Mades" taking pre-made, normal objects and making them into art, most well known being "Fountain" Fountain Bicycle Wheel Hausmann was a key participant in the Dada movement, very influenced by an equally important artist, Hannah Hoch. Haussman worked in collage, Collage, Photography, Sculpture, Poetry, and Performance. ABCD (self portrait) Mechanical Head (The Spirit of Our Time) Hannah Höch Hannah Höch was born in Gotha, Germany in 1889. Höch studied College of Arts and Crafts in Berlin choosing to study glass design and graphic arts, rather than fine arts, a large influence on her artwork. Höch worked for Ullstein Verlag [The Ullstein Press], designing dress and embroidery patterns for Die Dame (The Lady) and Die Praktische Berlinerin (The Practical Berlin Woman). Höch is best known for her work "Cut with the Kitchen Knife through the Beer-Belly of the Weimar Republic"
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