Blauer Vogel (Blue Bird) (c. 1922) by Kurt Schwitters

Blauer Vogel (Blue Bird) - Kurt Schwitters - c. 1922

Artwork Information

TitleBlauer Vogel (Blue Bird)
ArtistKurt Schwitters
Datec. 1922
Dimensions8 x 7 in. (20.3 x 17.8 cm)
Current LocationPrivate collection

About Blauer Vogel (Blue Bird)

Merz Blauer Vogel (Blue Bird), created by Kurt Schwitters in 1922, is a vibrant example of the Dada style of art. The medium used for this collage is paper, measuring 8 x 7 inches, and it is currently located in Beverly Hills, California. This piece was created as part of Mr. and Mrs. Murray A. Gribin’s collection and features an assemblage of paper clippings to create a collaged image evoking curiosity – some pieces are slightly jagged around the edges while others have been deliberately slipped underneath the others with great precision. The addition of the paper-made wings and tail give it a truly unique shape that completes this spectacular piece.

Blauer Vogel (Blue Bird) by Kurt Schwitters serves as an interesting example of what modern art can be – out of this world works made to break free from established rules and expectations. It showcases the power that innovation and creativity possesses when it comes to showcasing art, reminding us every day that there is always something fresh and new waiting to be discovered when we are willing to push boundaries with our creations.

Another powerful example in a similar vein is Egon Schiele’s The Truth Unveiled from 1913, which inspires us to look closer at ourselves and understand our human nature better – a subject that was often avoided within art but which Schiele embraced with confidence in his works.

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