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Dada is an art movement which began in 1916 in Zurich, Switzerland. Encompassing all aspects of art including literature, manifestos, theatre and visual arts, the Dadaists strived to create works which rejected the laws and societal values of the time. They described their works as anti-art, and much of it was anarchistic protest, particularly in German Dada which was a response to World War I. Dada is a satirical and anti aesthetic projection of what the artists thought of society. Dada was displayed...

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Dada Art

DADA “Before Dada art was in form, after Dada art is an attitude” Dada was a radical art movement started in 1914 and ended in the mid 1920’s mainly in the North Atlantic. It was created as a form of protest against World War 1 by immigrants who wanted to express a new kind of mentality in the world of art and politics at the time. Dada was the reaction and rejection of traditional society and the atrocities of World War 1 by artist of that era. It reflected their desire to oppose convention...

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Dada Art

I decided to do my first response paper on the topic of dada art (pages 1148-1152). This art form in my opinion is the most conversial art form ever in America’s history and greatly interests me due to the misconception about this art form. With artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Raoul Hausmann, and Hans Arp, these artists show the complexity and un-guide lined art that is called data art. With this new form of art, people had no idea how to react to something that was not known as art for so many years...

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Dada and Modernism.

 “The beginnings of Dada were not the beginnings of art, but disgust.”1 Modernist movements rejected traditional art styles, turning against the classical, more formal aesthetics in exchange for newer, more abstract ways of viewing the world. The emergence of Dada as an anti-art movement was described by Kleiner as: "a phenomenon bursting forth in the midst of the economic and moral crisis [of war-torn Europe], a savior, a monster, which would lay waste to everything in its path... a systematic...

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Comparing Dada to Pop Art

Comparing Dada to Pop Art In this essay I will compare the Dada and Pop Art movements by depicting the characteristics of each art period, their style and social conditions that may have influenced the creation of each movement. The essay will describe the relationship between the Dada and Pop Art movements. The essay will show their similarities, differences, and the reason why Pop Art did not continue with the Dada tradition although Pop Art also utilized everyday objects as subjects to...

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George Grosz - Dada

George Grosz once said, “I thought the war would never end. And perhaps it never did, either.” Grosz took his feelings of the war and expressed them through his crude caricatures, illustrations, paintings, and poems. Grosz was an important member of the Dada movement. He engaged in touchy subjects during World War I such as: the deceitfulness of the government, prostitution, fat businessmen, sex crimes, Nazism, poverty, wounded soldiers, and other terror during the war. Grosz was born Georg Ehrenfried...

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Dada a Movement of Artists Against Art

Dada had far-reaching effects on the art of the 20th century. Its nihilistic, anti-nationalistic analyses of society and its uncontrolled attacks on all formal artistic conventions found no direct successors, but its preoccupation with the bizarre, the irrational, and the fantastic had born the Surrealist movement. Dada artist’s reliance on accident and chance were later employed by the Surrealists and Abstract Expressionists. “It belongs within the framework of the great movements to which it contributed...

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Tristan Tzara, Seven Dada Manifestoes

Tzara, Seven Dada Manifestoes Tristan Tzara describes a manifesto as, “a communication addressed to the whole world, in which there is no other pretension than the discovery of a means of curing instantly political, astronomical, artistic, parliamentary agronomic and literary syphilis. It can be gentle, good-natured, it is always right, it is strong, vigorous and logical” (Tzara 86). Tzara focuses on a variety of topics in his manifestoes. All of these revolve around a central idea, Dada. Many of his...

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Influences of Dada on the Work of Jamie Reid

Influences of Dada on the work of Jamie Reid Jamie Reid has always been one graphic designer that has excited me; not only is his work powerful, but every piece has a meaning and reasoning behind it Jamie Reid is most famous for his iconic sex pistols album covers in which he successfully managed to ‘subvert and court the media’ and was one of the first to break through the ‘permissive society.’ His controversial and unique way of thinking has led him to become such an iconic graphic designer...

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he could finally escape the violence of war. There he founded a night club Cabaret Voltaire, a place for artist and poets escaping the war to unite. The event that were held under its roof were essential beginning to a well known anarchic movement Dada. Under its roof is were Hugo Ball in 1916 in his unusual and strange outfit he performed his remarkable poem “Karawane”. The poem witch didn’t not had a context, the words of witch did not had a meaning and could not be found in the dictionary of any...

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