ARTH 222 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Jean Arp, Francis Picabia, Bourgeoisie

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Week 5. 1 dada, surrealism, and the united states between the wars. World war 1 brought destruction and loss of life, people outraged by war and modern technology. Put a knife into a dictionary and it landed on dada. A movement that created a nonsensical nihilistic art; a reaction against war, logic, and reason. Agitation of anarchy, chance occurrences and the absurd. Absurd performances, noise concerts, nonsense lectures, random paintings. The dada movement spread across the west and to parts of eastern europe. Collage arranged according to the laws of. Dropped torn rectangular paper on floor and that determined the placement and composition. The artist"s wants to show us the law of chance. Life despite how plained is the best pure chance. New york dada was centered on marcel. Alfred stieglitz, and american photographer, and art dealer, sponsored magazine 291. Sculpture submitted to 1917 exhibition of society independent artists.

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