Category Archives: Art Movements

Dadaism

The Dadaist Manifesto was written in 1918 but the movement’s origins were earlier, in 1916, as artists began to react against the society they felt had led them into the First World War. Hugo Ball founded the Cabaret Voltaire in … Continue reading

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Surrealism

In Paris, the poet André Breton had been influenced by some of the ideas of the Dadaist movement but he saw a need for more positive action in questioning the values of society. In 1924, he published the Surrealist Manifesto. … Continue reading

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Lowbrow Art and Pop Surrealism

An article in Wikipedia notes that scholarly writing on Lowbrow art is limited as there seems to be uncertainty within the mainstream art community of the legitimacy of Lowbrow as a movement. Part of this seems to be that, initially, … Continue reading

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