Date: 1917/1964 Material: glazed ceramic with black paint Measurements: 15. x 19
. x 24 5/8
By continuously attacking (questioning) the conventions about art, Dadaists aimed to
break the rules, forcing the viewer to encounte
Title: Metamorphosis of Narcissus
Date: 1936-7 Material: oil on canvas Measurements: 20x30cm
Title: Soft Construction with Cooked Beans
Date: 1936 Material: oil on canvas Measurements: 100x99cm
Abstract Expressionist strongly believed that the thick paint (physicality of the painting)
and energetic brushstrokes (as seen here) will convey the inner intense emotion of the
Originality, the artists hand, is valued highly since each brushstro
Dadaists believed the European society driven by logic, reason, rational thoughts,
scientific and industrial development led to the destruction of mankind.
The World War I was seen as the product of bourgeois establishment, their fervent
nationalism and c
Around the end of 1940s, Pollock discovered the technique of drips.
Laying down the canvas on the floor, Pollock dripped and splashed paint using brushes
and sticks as he moved around the canvas.
The fluid lines and splashes together with an environmental
Title: Maquette for Guitar
Material: Cardboard, string, and wire (restored)
Dimension: 25 3/4 x 13 x 7 1/2"
Outdoor sculpture by Picasso located in Philadelphia
Picasso completely transformed every traditional ideas about art
Title: Bourgeois Wedding Couple (Quarrel)
Measurements: 38 x 30.6 cm
Founded in 1924, Surrealism comes from Dada.
Unlike Dada with its rebellious refusal to every idea, Surrealists believed that their
subconscious mind is
Fernand Lger (French, 1881-1955)
Title: Three Women Date: 1921 Material: Oil on canvas Measurements: 6' x 8' 3
The Italian Futurists were also looking positively at the industrial development.
Rapid industrialization of Italy, the invention of train and a
Often combining unrelated elements together to create strange, unfamiliar works, the
Surrealists attempted to tap into our mind.
Title: Le violin d'Ingres
Meret Oppenheim, Swiss, 1913-1985
Abstract expressionists aimed to deliver intense emotion, energy, and sublime spiritual
The abstract forms and shapes were chosen for their universal quality (not specific to one
Thus, the artists aimed to express a fundamental and f