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Dadaism

  1. 1. DADAISM Revision
  2. 2. Beginnings <ul><li>It is a post World War I cultural movement </li></ul><ul><li>It appeared in: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Visual arts </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Literature (mainly poetry) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Theatre </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Graphic design </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Beginnings <ul><li>It was a protest against the barbarism of the War </li></ul><ul><li>Dadaists believed War was an oppressive intellectual rigidity in both: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Art </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Everyday society </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Beginnings <ul><li>Dadaist works are characterized by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deliberate irrationality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rejection of the prevailing standards of art </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It influenced on later movements including Surrealism </li></ul>
  5. 5. Philosophy <ul><li>According to its proponents, Dadaá was not art </li></ul><ul><li>It was anti-Art </li></ul><ul><li>For everything that art stood for, Dadáaá was to represent the opposite </li></ul>
  6. 6. Philosophy <ul><li>Dadaá supposed that </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where art was concerned with aesthetics, Dadaá ignored them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If art is to have at least an implicit or latent message, Dada strives to have no meaning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If art is to appeal to sensibilities, Dadaá offends </li></ul>
  7. 7. Influence <ul><li>Interpretation of Dadaá is dependent entirely on the viewer. </li></ul><ul><li>This movement was highly influential in Modern Art. </li></ul><ul><li>It became a commentary on art and the world, thus becoming art itself. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Artists <ul><li>They had become disillusioned by Art, Art History and History in general. </li></ul><ul><li>Many of them were veterans of World War I </li></ul><ul><li>They had grown cynical of humanity after seeing what men were capable of doing to each other on the battlefields of Europe. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Artists <ul><li>Members of the movement were: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hans Arp </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marcel Duchamp </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>picabia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marx Ernst </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Man Ray </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kurt Schwitters </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Ideas <ul><li>They became attracted to a nihilistic view of the world </li></ul><ul><li>They thought that nothing mankind had achieved was worthwhile, not even Art. </li></ul><ul><li>They created an Art in which chance and randomness formed the basis of creation </li></ul>
  11. 11. Ideas <ul><li>The basis of Dadáa is nonsense. </li></ul><ul><li>With the order of the world destroyed by World War I, Dadáa was a way to express the confusion that was felt by many people as their own world was turned upside down. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Works <ul><li>They took normal objects but they put them in such a way that were completely useless. </li></ul><ul><li>These objects received the name of `ready made´. </li></ul><ul><li>In paintings they tend to glue objects to the images, making of everything a kind of machine, something mechanic, no human </li></ul>

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