Dada & Surrealism for Beginners

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For Beginners, 2007 - Art - 113 pages
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What kind of artists put a mustache on the Mona Lisa? Enter a urinal in an art competition? Declare their own independent republic? Hijack a ship?

Dadas!

And what happens in 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 & Surrealism For Beginners, you'll 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 you're an artist, would-be artist, or someone seeking the marvelous, you'll find the courage and originality of the movements inspiring, and you'll 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.

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It's neat to think that all the stupid crap that people post on the internet like memes and pop culture characters in various off-canon wonderlands can pretty much be considered a direct descendant of ... Read full review

Contents

Dada Erupts 1
The Sun the Egg and 3?1 Attitudes 43
Pada and Surrealism Today 101
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About the author (2007)

Peter Bethanis is an artist, essayist, and poet whose work has appeared widely in literary journals, including Poetry, Lullwater Review, and Tar River Poetry.

Elsa Bethanis is a writer and former editor whose work has also appeared in a number of literary journals. They reside in Indianapolis with their daughter Katie.

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