Dada Siegt (1920) by Raoul Hausmann

Dada Siegt - Hausmann, Raoul - 1920

Artwork Information

TitleDada Siegt
ArtistRaoul Hausmann
Date1920
MediumWatercolor and collage on wove paper, mounted on board
Dimensions23 5/8 x 17 3/4 in.
Current LocationPrivate collection

About Dada Siegt

Raoul Hausmann, an Austrian sculptor, photographer and writer born in Vienna in 1886, was a founder member of the Berlin Dada group. Dadaism was an art movement founded in Switzerland during World War I that largely responded to the war. Hausmann also met other artists like John Heartfield and George Grosz. He developed photomontage as a tool of satire and political protest.

Hausmann’s photomontage “A Bourgeois Precision Brain Incites a World Movement,” often called “Dada siegt” or “Dada Triumphs,” is a glaring example of his art straying from conventional values of art by offering social commentary and political protest. The artwork represents a harsh satire on the world of art in his day while proclaiming that Dadaism had won over critics.

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