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Art History
Course Code
ART H210
Andrea Korda

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March 7, 2012
Chapter 8 continued
*Cut with the kitchen knife, 1919. Photomontage
DADA (anti Art) uses photomontage
Rebelling against the institution of art
Cut up images from journals and newspaper and restructured
Illegible and chaotic
Challenge status quo and expectations
*The Beautiful Girl, 1920. Photomontage
Images cut up and repositioned and then re photographed to be reproduced
Modern industrial elements (BMW symbols)
Beautiful girl sitting in the middle in a bathing suit, which was new showing a
lot of skin, with a light bulb head
About speed and light and modernism commercialism
Evoking a sense of optimism, and all the new technologies to help shine a
light on women
*Grotesque, 1963
Making monstrous character
*From an Ethnographic Museum (series), 1920s -30s. Photomontage
Journal ethnographic collections (objects that were dedicated to museums
that were not western art)
Bringing together 2 dis similar objects 1920’s magazines, with objects that
were seen as primitive
Hoch would have seen it as a utopian light
Not things we would have been questioned in original form, and she put
them together very strange way and giving us a critical eye. Put them in
contrast in strange forms to disrupt your expectations
Contrasting elements that don’t really go together.
New perspectives on the world, want to disrupt the usual way of how we
view the world
Fragmentation, unexpected juxtapositions, and putting them into new
relationships to make you think again.

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*The persistence of Memory, 1931
Drew on the unconscious and the
Draw on the ideas of Freud, and how the unconscious
Interested in the dream world and drawing on our unconscious thoughts
Disrupt the contemporary life, and make the irrational and unconscious visile
Don’t make rational sense, challenge what is rational sense
Used photography
Great potential on what they wanted to say
Artist doesn’t have complete control and makes a great art – point towards
the lack of control
It is what you describe it as
*Involuntary Sculpture 1933. Gelatin silver Print
Found objects, discarded and found around Paris and he photographed
All about chance discovery
Take on the idea of abstractions, something he does when photographing
that you cant recognize them and you have a free association on what you
think they can be.
What they have the potential to evoke
Man Ray
*Abstract Composition, 1921 28. Rayograph
Photograms, but called them Rayographs, also references rays of light
Putting random objects down and exposing them, no careful composition it
all about chance
Mixture of translucent object to get different tones
*Solarization, 1929. Gelatin Silver Print
Fixing the image until light wont continue to change it.
Solarization is using light to mess up your developing, while developing you
flip open the lights and it would distort the images
Really strong around the edges of the forms and creates a highlight
Playing with you perceptions giving you another kind of image
*Ingres’s Violin, 1924. Gelatin Silver Print
Body of the women resembles the shape of the violin, he photographed her
and painted on the hole and then re-photographed the image
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