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"

HEARTFIELD 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"

'Smokers' (1920-25) by German fashion photographer & Dada artist Erwin Blumenfeld (1897-1969). via NYT

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'Smokers' by German fashion photographer Dada artist Erwin Blumenfeld: This picture symbolizes Dadaism era, which was a time when art was influenced by an avant-garde feel with a lot of visual art and fashion becoming more abstract.

DADA- Raoul Hausmann’s c. 1920 assemblage, Mechanical Head (The Spirit of Our Age)

Raoul Hausmann, Mechanischer Kopf (Der Geist unserer Zeit) (Mechanical Head [The Spirit of Our Age]), c. 1920 - Dada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"The Pillars of Society" (1926), by George Grosz. Nationalgalerie, Berlin. Dada art movement (Co-founder of Dada in Berlin). The representatives of the (German, 20s) ruling class - press publishers, nationalists, monarchists and clerics - depicted as a class of brainless and amoral people.

The Pillars of Society by George Grosz

The Pillars of Society: George Grosz, 1926 (Nationalgalerie, Berlin)

dada art.

dada art.

This is a famous piece of Dada art, “collage arranged according to the laws of chance,” by Jean Arp. The artist ripped up pieces of paper, let them fall and then glued them where ever they landed. By leaving his art up to chance, he made a statement about life, saying everything in life is left up to chance and cannot always be controlled.

Jean (Hans) Arp, Untitled (Collage with Squares Arranged according to the Laws of Chance) 1917 dada style, not overly serious movement

In 1919, artist Marcel Duchamp used a pencil to draw a mustache and a beard on a cheap postcard reproduction of Leonardo da Vinci`s iconic portrait, "Mona Lisa".

Marcel Duchamp's mona lisa defaced with beard and mustache. LHOOQ = elle a chaud au cul, hot ass in French!

“I am forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own tastes.”  ~ Marcel Duchamp, b. 28 July 1887

“ Victor Obsatz: Portrait of Marcel Duchamp, 1953 - gelatin silver print (Moeller Fine Art / New York & Berlin) ”

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