Cultural Impact On Dada

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Dadaism was an international art movement that took place between 1915 and 1922. "Dada" which some say means "hobby horse" in French and others think is just baby talk, was the catchphrase that made the least amount of sense, so "Dada" it was. Dada began in Zurich and became an international movement. It had only one rule: Never follow any known rules. Dada art is nonsensical to the point of whimsy. Almost all of the people who created it were ferociously serious, though. Abstraction and Expressionism were the main influences on Dada, followed by Cubism and Futurism. For something that supposedly meant nothing, Dada certainly created a lot of offshoots. In addition to spawning numerous literary journals, Dada influenced many concurrent trends…show more content…
It injected a sense of humor and undoubtedly shook up the art establishment at the time by questioning what is art. Reaction to horrors of World War One, Dadaists was disillusioned with the society that created the war but also with traditional art which they saw as part of the bourgeois society that had been complicit in the war. For Dada artists, the aesthetic of their work was considered secondary to the ideas it conveyed. “For us, art is not an end in itself,” wrote Dada poet Hugo Ball, “but it is an opportunity for the true perception and criticism of the times we live in.” Dadaists both embraced and critiqued modernity, imbuing their works with references to the technologies, newspapers, films, and advertisements that increasingly defined contemporary life. They were also experimental, provocatively re-imagining what art and art making could be. Using unorthodox materials and chance-based procedures, they infused their work with spontaneity and irreverence. Wielding scissors and glue, Dada artists innovated with collage and photomontage. Still, others explored games, experimental theater, and…show more content…
Although Abstract Expressionism informed the sculpture of David Smith and Aaron Siskind’s photography, the movement is most closely linked to painting. Most Abstract Expressionist paintings are large scale, include non-objective imagery, lack a clear focal point, and show visible signs of the artist’s working process, but these characteristics are not consistent in every example. It is a very unique art movement because it moves from the traditional point of view. It is used to destroy the traditional point of view of fine art. The fine art always glorifies the traditional beauty. The abstract expressionists were mostly based in New York City, and also became known as the New York school. The name evokes their aim to make art that while abstract was also expressive or emotional in its effect. They were inspired by the surrealist idea that art should come from the unconscious mind, and by the automatism of artist Joan Miró. There’s two types of Abstract Expressionism, the so-called action painters, who attacked their canvases with expressive brush strokes; and the color field painters who filled their canvases with large areas of a single color. The action painters were led by Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, who worked in a spontaneous improvisatory manner often using large brushes to make sweeping gestural marks. Pollock famously placed his canvas on

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