Dada and Surrealism, in Brief

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L.H.O.O.Q by Marcel Duchamp (1919).

a. Dada

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Portrait of Cézanne, Portrait of Renoir, Portrait of Rembrandt by Francis Picabia (1920).
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The Art Critic by Raoul Hausmann (1919–20). The photomontage serves as an expression of Hausmann’s critique of the tradition art institution, as well as society in general.
Fountain by Marcel Duchamp (1917).
Fountain by Marcel Duchamp (1917).
Fountain by Marcel Duchamp (1917).
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Left: Hugo Ball, the author of the Dada Manifesto and the credited founder of Dada. Right: Ball in costume while performing sound poetry (1916).

b. Surrealism

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Sigmund Freud, photographed by Max Halberstadt. Freud’s ideas of the human mind and how it operates unconsciously inspired André Breton to delve into and develop the concept psychic automatism.
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André Breton, the author of the Surrealist Manifesto and one of founders of Surrealism.
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The Habit of Leaves (Les Moeurs des feuilles) by Max Ernst (c. 1925), created with the frottage method.
Courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art.
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The Beautiful Relations by René Magritte (1967). Courtesy of Encyclopædia Britannica.

Student with an interest in the arts and humanities. Researcher, writer, and editor at Komuhakan.

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