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Dada and Surrealism For Beginners Elsa Bethanis

Dada and Surrealism For Beginners

Elsa Bethanis

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ISBN : 9781934389003
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128 pages
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What kind of artists put a moustache on the Mona Lisa? Enter a urinal in an art competition? Declare their own independent republic? Hijack a ship? Dadas!And what happens to such a movement? With Dada, many of the artists declared their own PopeMoreWhat kind of artists put a moustache on the Mona Lisa? Enter a urinal in an art competition? Declare their own independent republic? Hijack a ship? Dadas!And what happens to such a movement? With Dada, many of the artists declared their own Pope and continued their journey (with no destination) into Surrealism, creating burning giraffes, amoebic dogs, and lobster telephones–some of the most imaginative and intense works of art of the 20th century. In Dada and Surrealism For Beginners, youll get a colorful overview of these two movements, and develop a sense of the turbulent, wild, and unapologetically mad mood and tone of the Dada and Surrealist movements. Whether youre an artist, would-be artist, or someone seeking the marvelous, youll find the courage and originality of the movements inspiring, and youll gain an understanding of their long-term (and current) influences on contemporary art and culture – everything from performance art to pop art to the abandoned train ticket you find in the street.