Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Fine Art Collage Post #5

I chose Cut with the Kitchen Knife Dada Through the Last Weimar Beer-Belly Cultural Epoch in Germany  by Hannah Hoch, 1919, fine art collage because it is tied to Dada in post-World War II Germanic culture and its caricatures of people. It's nonsensical nature is reminiscent of Dada in a visual pictorial format. Since it's sepia tone it conveys a feeling of indirection and political upheaval after the war. Everyone in the collage I assume is an important figure of Germany at the time and Dada is used to mock them directly instead of the larger global situation as previous Dadaists did, Dada assaults the crumbling Weimar government in the collage. The assaults won't stop until the Weimar era is defeated. I also particularly enjoyed the image of the giant gear that seems gritty or laborious. 

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