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Archive for July 20th, 2009

Artist of the Day : Kurt Schwitters

Posted by dorian on July 20, 2009


Artist: Kurt Schwitters (1887 – 1948)gxdg2r45520b2145nqal5r5511042008184105
Nationality: German
Movement: Dadaism
Media: Painting

After studying at the Dresden Academy, Kurt Schwitters worked as a designer, architect, typographer, writer, and publisher while pursuing his painting. Initially curious about Cubism, Schwitters eventually developed more Dadaist style, probably because of the influence from artists such as Arp and Hausmann. He incorporated found objects and junk into his montage pieces in three-dimensional pieces that he called Merzbau, meaning “cast-off construction.” He ran the Dadaist magazine, Merz, named after this term from 1923 to 1932. With the rise of Nazism, Schwitters moved to Norway and then finally to England in 1940, where he died. Read the rest of this entry »


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