William S. Rubin's Dada, Surrealism, and Their Heritage PDF

By William S. Rubin

ISBN-10: 087070284X

ISBN-13: 9780870702846

Illustrated survey of the nice pursuits of Dada and Surrealism, describing their delivery and improvement, their philosophies, the artistic endeavors they produced, and their contribution to the paintings of the current.

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Language or morphology of Arp, Masson, and Miro as antitheir compositions, since confirmed 46 that he had used much less rapid and spontaneous Masson and The and recording them in the order that they were taken out. Arp explored comparable possibilities in a series of collages (fig. 49), and later in reliefs, generically entitled According to the Lazes than that practiced of Chance. " 43 One glance at these collages is enough to suggest the unlikelihood of this and, even more, automatism facilitated the challenging of at face value inherited assumptions of style in a bag, shaking them, Miro; it in the later twenties by resembled more the "doodling" of Klee.

York. Given anonymously 1, Composition with Letter The Museum of Modern Art, I ',. The machine-sawn of reliefs Arp and Merzbild [Merz Picture], a work in which the word Merz, cut out from an advertisement of the Kommerz und Privatbank and pasted on, could be the collages of Ernst in the already constituted a compromise with Duchamp's rigorous form of Dada developed Hanover represented an even fur- aesthetic nihilism; the personal by Kurt Schwitters in Dada ther attrition of that early called his work Merz ideal.

66 ~' - kurt sch^'itters. Fee. /p^o. 1920. Collage of pasted papers, 9*14 inches. , New York kurt schvitters. 67 Illustration in Memoiren Anna Blumes in Bleie (Freiburg, 1922) opposite above right maurice lemaitre. Document on a 68 Life. 44 7 69 1 966. Oil 1 x s 63'' -1 Woman of My and pasted photographs on canvas, mounted on plywood. inches. Collection the artist, Paris below right kurt sch^ttters. The "And" Picture (Das Undbild). wood, and metal, 14x11 inches. 91 9. , New York allan kaprow. Words.

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