Thursday, May 5, 2011

Homage to Dada


Homage to Dada. 14"x18" Blackened wood.


Dada is one of my favorite art movement.  Dada was an early 20th Century art movement that arose from  displeasure with the horrors and atrocities of WWI.  The original artists and poets involved with the Dada Movement illustrated their displeasure with the war by rejecting reason and logic, while prizing nonsense, irrationality and intuition.  So many 20th Century Art Movements can trace their origins to Dada; Surrealism, Social Rrealism, Pop,and Postmodernism to name a few.  To read more about Dada see Dada: Zurich, Berlin, Hannover, Cologne, New York, Paris by  D. Dietrich, B. Doherty, S. Kriebel and L. Dickerman.


 


 


Cover of the first edition of the publication, Dada. Edited by Tristan Tzara. Z├╝rich, 1917.
The image was found at:  http://sdrc.lib.uiowa.edu/dada/collection.htm