Dadaism

Dadaism

5 Myths About Dada Deconstructed

Considered a pivotal moment in art history, a lot has been said about the Dada movement. Rejecting everything (even themselves!) Dada members...

Amélie Pascutto 25 May 2022

Theater & Cinema

Dreams That Money Can Buy? Dadaist Cinema at Its Best

Dreams That Money Can Buy (1947) is a Dadaist portmanteau movie, an unknown cinematographic masterpiece combining surrealistic and experimental...

Caroline Galambosova 25 May 2022

Dadaism

Listen to What Dada Is According to Jean Arp

Voices of Dada is part of a popular series of archival audio CDs exploring 20th century avant-garde and modern art. The album features interviews and...

Zuzanna Stańska, Aniela Rybak 25 May 2022

Dadaism

The Most Scandalous Artworks by Marcel Duchamp

In addition to Marcel Duchamp’s famous readymades, during his life he created less known works that were provocative and caused a scandal among...

Caroline Galambosova 13 May 2022

Spellbound by Marcel cover Review

Spellbound by Marcel, But Not Really About Him

Ruth Branden’s Spellbound by Marcel: Duchamp, Love, and Art (New York: Pegasus Books, Ltd., 2022) is a new book about the New York City-based...

Alexandra Kiely 21 March 2022

Art History 101

Heirs to Dada: Surrealism, Fluxus and Pop Art

Dada was certainly the most virulent European avant-garde movement. Its members attacked not only artistic creation, but society as a whole.

Amélie Pascutto 16 January 2022

Review

Duchamp’s Pipe: A Chess Romance. The Marriage of Man and Mind

Allow me to begin this review of Celia Rabinovitch’s Duchamp’s Pipe: A Chess of Romance by stating, unequivocally, that I had no interest...

Tony Heathfield 16 December 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Duchamp’s La Joconde aka L.H.O.O.Q

This masterpiece, La Joconde, is all about codes, reversals, play with conventions, and provocation. In other words, it’s an epitome of Dada...

Magda Michalska 15 December 2021

Dadaism

4 Readymades by Marcel Duchamp You Should Know

Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp was a French, naturalized American painter, sculptor, chess player, and writer whose work is associated with Cubism,...

Zuzanna Stańska 15 December 2021

Dadaism

Max Ernst’s Collaged Memories

In 1919, Max Ernst worked together with Hans Arp in Cologne where they founded a branch of the Dadaist Movement: Surrealism. It became a new niche...

Magda Michalska 15 December 2021

Surrealism

Gradiva: What Did Freud and the Surrealists See in Her?

A woman who walks. That's what Gradiva (the name of an anonymous woman from an antique bas-relief) means, as given by a fictional character from a...

Magda Michalska 27 April 2020

Theater & Cinema

Duchamp: The Art of the Possible – Interview with Francis M. Naumann

Great news for our readers and art lovers: Duchamp: The Art of the Possible, a movie directed by Matthew Taylor and produced by Michelle Taylor, is...

Arianna Richetti 10 March 2020