Dada in Germany
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Dada in Germany

The term ‘Dada’ was coined by the Zürich branch of the movement, of which the main philosophy is explained in an earlier post. In short, during World War I, Switzerland was neutral. Gathered there were young artists who, scared of what humanity could do, and fed up with the butchery of war, attempted to alleviate … Continue reading

Hans Arp’s Chance Collages
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Hans Arp’s Chance Collages

Jean Arp is a main figure of European Dada, and a pioneer of abstraction and modern art, which started with his incorporation of chance into the principles of artistic creation. A pluri-disciplinary artist, his oeuvre spans over drawing, painting, wood reliefs and sculpture, as well as poetry. Today’s focus is however solely on Arp’s very … Continue reading