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Transcript of Dada Presentation
To a lesser extent, Futurism. Influence Based on Artistic Style Visual Arts
Graphic Design Involved Media Dada represented the opposite of the traditional conventions of art, where art was concerned with aesthetics and Dada was not ART = APPEALED TO THE SENSIBILITIES DADA = INTENDED TO OFFEND DADA BECAME THE GROUND WORK FOR ABSTRACT ART
FLUXUS DADA WAS THE FOUNDATION FOR THE SURREALIST MOVEMENT KEY ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS Hugo Ball Francis Picabia Tristen Tzara Hannah Hoch Kurt Shwitter John Heartfield Hans Arp Emmy Hennings Raoul Hausmann Marcel Duchamp Beatrice Wood George Grosz Marcel Duchamp Background: Cubism > Dadaism > Surrealism Background: Dadaism > Surrealist > Cubism Once known as "Papa Dada" Francis Picabia Greatest contribution is that he single handedly shifted the focus of art away from the strictly visual and onto the mental Best for introducing the “Ready-made” (or Found Object) into art Loved jokes, puns, and challenging others beyond conventional wisdom A man of great humor and wit Cofounded Dada Background: Dada > Surrealism Jean Arp His playful amoeba-like forms had a huge impact on artHe practiced “automatic” (Free-conscious) writing Founded the movement Abstraction-Creation and invented biomorphic sculpture Origin of the Word There are different speculations It originates from the Romanian artist Tristan Tzara and Marcel Jancos Frequent use of the words “DADA” meaning “Yes!” in Romanian During a meeting when a paper knife stuck into a French-German dictionary happened to the word “DADA,” a French word for “HOBBYHORSE” A multicultural nonsense word, essentially mimicking the first sounds a baby would make DADA 1 2 3 Techonology in that Era which influenced the way Dada viewed technology as a key metaphor for modern society; thusly, Dadaist utilized this notion with subversive playfulness. NO Artists and Designers Produced their Work All things from geometric tapestries to glass to plaster and wooden reliefs were fair game. PREDOMINANT MEDIUM Known for his Mechanomorph paintings, which portrayed machine parts in mock portraits. Fascinated by machines as metaphors for the modern world and human behavior Dada art may often reflect the nation of origins’ involvement in the war. German Dada art emphasized machine and military dominance while American Dada art was more humorous and playful. Technology Available in that era which influenced the way artists and designers produced their work
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