After confirming that I wanted to look at the Dada movement, I went on to look at different artists from that period.
A few of my favourites are:
- Kurt Schwitters
- Raoul Hausmann
- Ilia Zdanevich
- Hannah Höch
Some main points about each of them are:
Kurt Schwitters – Typography, collages and paintings. “Rubbish materials”: Bits of newspaper and notes etc. Random sizes for letters etc. Most famous for “Merz pictures”.
Raoul Hausmann – Photomontage: Consists of words, people and experimental photographic collages. Sound poems: “Phonemes”/”Poster poems”.
Ilia Zdanevich – Typography: Very random, different sizes and fonts. Posters. They don’t follow an order.
Hannah Höch – Faces: Quite creepy, but it works well. Different parts cut out and stuck together. Photomontage: Eyes seemed to be the main focus. She was very interested in people and did self-portraits too.