20th Century Art


Fast Facts

Dada - (hobby horse)

Dadaism was a movement of poets, and artists who revolted against traditional painting and sculpture. Politically they protested the senseless waste of World War I and the turbulent disorder left in its wake. Their new “anit-art” ideas (what art is not rather than what it is) and attitudes as stated in their manifesto of 1918, are far more important than the objects they created. Dada had active participants throughout the world although many preferred anonymity.

The Dadaists met in cafes - “the meeting ground for exiles”.



Bicycle Wheel, 1913

Artist: Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968)


Fountain, 1917 (Original Lost)

Artist: Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968)


L.H.O.O.Q., 1919

Artist: Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968)

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