Dada and Surrealism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Dada and Surrealism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

David Hopkins

The avant-garde events of Dada and Surrealism proceed to have a tremendous effect on cultural perform, particularly in modern artwork, with its obsession with sexuality, fetishism, and surprise strategies. during this new therapy of the topic, Hopkins makes a speciality of the numerous debates surrounding those hobbies: the Marquis de Sade's Surrealist deification, problems with caliber (How solid is Dali?), the assumption of the 'readymade', attitudes in the direction of town, the impression of Freud, attitudes to ladies, fetishism, and primitivism. The overseas nature of those routine is tested, overlaying the towns of Zurich, manhattan, Berlin, Cologne, Barcelona, Paris, London, and lately came upon examples in japanese Europe.

Hopkins explores the large variety of media hired via either Dada and Surrealism (collage, portray, chanced on gadgets, functionality artwork, images, movie) , while whilst setting up the classy changes among the activities. He additionally examines the Dadaist obsession with the body-as-mechanism relating to the Surrealists' go back to the fetishized/eroticized body.

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