20/9/2016-contextual 2 -DADA

·something about the DADA.(Internet)

  • what when where who why

Dada (/ˈdɑːdɑː/) or Dadaism was an art movement of the European avant-garde in the early 20th century. Dada in Zürich,Switzerland, began in 1916 at Cabaret Voltaire, spreading to Berlin shortly thereafter, but the height of New York Dada was the year before, in 1915. The term anti-art, a precursor to Dada, was coined by Marcel Duchamp around 1913 when he created his first readymades. Dada, in addition to being anti-war, had political affinities with the radical left and was also anti-bourgeois.

  • Cabaret voltaire:

Cabaret Voltaire was the name of a nightclub in Zürich, Switzerland. It was founded by Hugo Ball, with his companion Emmy Hennings on February 5, 1916, as a cabaret for artistic and political purposes. Other founding members were Marcel Janco, Richard Huelsenbeck, Tristan Tzara, and Sophie Taeuber-Arp and Jean Arp. Events at the cabaret proved pivotal in the founding of the anarchic art movement known as Dada

  • Dada mean nothing:
  1. Anti art
  2. Anti emotion
  3. Anti craft
  4. Anti traditional/beauty


These are something about Dada and some notes in the contextual class.

We studied the Dada in contextual class today, Jo showed some works about Dada to us, and asked us to make a casual paper collage. These papers were used some words in the newspapers, we cut some words to paste in the paper. I think it very funny.

This is a work from Rose and me. 


Let us to compare two dada artists

Max Ernst

Max Ernst 1891-1976 Ernst, a German-born French painter and sculptor. Dada and surrealism of the soul. He is known for his extremely varied styles and techniques. Most of his art focuse7cd7b899e510fb3e150b4cbdb33c895d1430c25es on illusion and disturbing imagination. Fantastic paintings such as The Elephant Cyrus and the Rain Europe are filled with magical and exotic images.

My impression of this artist is his paintings, full of madness and imagination. He can be very good to express their ideas in their own works.


50da81cb39dbb6fd9f80de8b0924ab18962b3747  This painting is more like his work, but the network does not detail the information recorded in this painting. This painting gives me the feeling that there is a little fear in the wonders. The human limbs are separate. Is a worthy of intentions to think of the painting.




80cb39dbb6fd52665b37463da918972bd40736feAlp (Arp, Jean 1887 ~ 1966), September 16, 1887 was born in Strasbourg, his father is a German, his mother is French, he has a dual nationality Germany – France, sculptor, painter, poet And abstract artists.

The artist I am relatively unfamiliar, I studied the dada artists are generally artists and photographers. This is my first contact with the designer’s work, his sculpture gives me a special feeling.


2014091710074801The name of this work is Ptolemy One (1953), I feel very good to see one of the works. According to the information on the network, this is an abstract that a law of motion of celestial bodies.





On the dada doctrine at the time, should be a popular style, represents an era, represents a state of mind. Now we can discuss this art style here, that it is a unique charm in order to be now people explore.





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