We will explore Dada and Surrealism, great art movements between the wars. Dada broke boundaries, while Surrealism captured the unconscious. We will discuss the art of Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Salvador Dali, Magritte, Picabia, and others. This is a story of war and peace. Dada, a reaction to the bloodshed of WWI, used provocation as art, condemning idealism and traditional conventions. Surrealism started in 1924 in Paris at peace and was connected to Freud’s psychoanalytic theories; artists plumbed the dream world of the subliminal mind, visualizing its secrets. Both movements laid the groundwork for the contemporary art of today.
LEADER: Wendy Worth is a graduate of Pratt Institute and a well-known art historian.
THURSDAYS: 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon 6 weeks: September 27 through November 1
LOCATION: Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville