“It has never been my object to record my dreams, just the determination to realize them.” Man Ray, a significant contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements, was born on August 27, 1890 in Philadelphia. Advertisements
“A painting that doesn’t shock isn’t worth painting.” Marcel Duchamp, commonly regarded, along with Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, as one of the three artists who helped to define the revolutionary developments in the arts in the opening decades of the … Continue reading
“The picture is a self-sufficient work of art. It is not connected to anything outside.” Kurt Schwitters, a German artist, was born on 20 June 1887. Heworked in several genres and media, including Dada, Constructivism, Surrealism, poetry, sound, painting, sculpture, graphic design, … Continue reading
“To me art is a form of manifest revolt, total and complete.” Jean Tinguely, a Swiss painter and sculptor best known for his sculptural machines or kinetic art, in the Dada tradition, known officially as metamechanics, was born on 22 May 1925.
“I don’t believe in art. I believe in artists.” Marcel Duchamp. Today the Guardian published an A-Z of Duchamp.
“Art has nothing to do with taste. Art is not there to be tasted.” Max Ernst, who was born on April 2, 1891 and died on April 1, 1976.
“I collect everything that seems of value or might eventually be needed – doesn’t everybody?” Hannah Höch, a German Dada artist who was one of the originators of photomontage. I saw the current exhibition of work by Hannah Höch last Thursday at the Whitechapel Gallery in east London. … Continue reading