The Dada movement claimed to be anti-art and had a strong negative and destructive element. Rejecting all tradition, they sought complete freedom. Dada quickly spread from Zurich to other European cities. Dada artists claimed to have invented photomontage.

The Dada movement claimed to be anti-art and had a strong negative and destructive element. Rejecting all tradition, they sought complete freedom. Dada quickly spread from Zurich to other European cities. Dada artists claimed to have invented photomontage.

Raoul Hausmann. The Art Critic 1919-20. Hausmann, a founder member of the Berlin Dada group, developed photomontage as a tool of satire and political protest. The fragment of a German banknote behind the critic’s neck suggests that he is controlled by capitalist forces. The words in the background are part of a poem poster made by Hausmann to be pasted on the walls of Berlin.

Raoul Hausmann. The Art Critic 1919-20. Hausmann, a founder member of the Berlin Dada group, developed photomontage as a tool of satire and political protest. The fragment of a German banknote behind the critic’s neck suggests that he is controlled by capitalist forces. The words in the background are part of a poem poster made by Hausmann to be pasted on the walls of Berlin.

John Heartfield     Dada Picture     c. 1923  Quite reminds me of the art style used by the band Franz Ferdinand in their video "Take Me Out"

John Heartfield Dada Picture c. 1923 Quite reminds me of the art style used by the band Franz Ferdinand in their video "Take Me Out"

Marcel Duchamp's alteration of the Mona Lisa in 1919. Part of the Dada Movement

Marcel Duchamp's alteration of the Mona Lisa in 1919. Part of the Dada Movement

DADA....Dadaism 1916-1923....the avant garde art movement which began in Europe and reached its heights in New York 1915. Artist Beatrice Wood is known as the "Mama of Dada".

DADA....Dadaism 1916-1923....the avant garde art movement which began in Europe and reached its heights in New York 1915. Artist Beatrice Wood is known as the "Mama of Dada".

Man Ray, Indestructible Object (Object to be Destroyed) - a perfect object for the home indeed!

Man Ray, Indestructible Object (Object to be Destroyed) - a perfect object for the home indeed!

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