"The Spirit of Our Time" and the Dada Art Movement
This essay examines the origins of the unconventional Dada art movement. These pioneers of the avant-garde thrived for a few short years after World War I before splintering into several groups in the early 1920s.
# 5930 | 1,115 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2002 |
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The Dada art movement was about using protest, confrontation and chaos in the arts as a way to change an unjust society recovering from the horrors of World War I. By explaining the origins of the Dadas and looking at their most famous sculpture, "The Spirit of Our Time," this essay explains how the Dada artists were making direct challenges to modern culture and technology long before it was fashionable.
From the Paper:"By the late 19th century machine technology was everywhere, available to millions, and part of humanity's daily existence. The products of machines, such as giant structures and trains, planes, and automobiles, were infinitely more "useful" to people than traditional art had ever been. Some artists became envious of scientists and wanted to match their achievements, and some scientists wanted to be thought of as artists."
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