From Dada to Surrealism

This entry is entitled from Dada to surrealism and i wanted to cover this because i wanted to look at the influences of the Dada movement on other movement. to know what i am talking about, one has to of course know the meaning of the two main terms. 

Dada is an art movement of the European Avant-garde in the early 20th century. It began in Zurich, Switzerland during World war one. it was born out of the negative reaction of ww1, Dada rejected reason and logic, prizing nonsense, irrationality and intuition. At that time life did not make any sense therefore the artist decided that their art shouldn’t either and out of   that this Movement began. Dada has had a big impact on today’s Graphic designs and many more but i want to talk about how surrealism grew out of Dada.

Surrealism Grew out of Dada in the early 20th century; it was an artistic and literary movement that attempted to express the workings of the subconscious and is characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtaposition of the subject matter. Surrealism probably had more influence on twentieth century art than any other movement except Cubism.

The reason why i keep saying that Surrealism was heavily influenced by Dada is because just like Dada, it had a subversive attack on rational and ‘civilized’ standards. Whether people are aware of it or not, the Dada and Surrealist revolt has helped to change modern consciousness. 

in conclusion these two movement seem to have similarities beyond just the way the started and the reasoning behind them. when i look at Surrealist painter like Salvador Dali and his painting the persistence of memory, i cannot escape the fact that it was heavily influenced by Dada movement. 



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