(Hitler Gang) (c. 1944) by Kurt Schwitters

(Hitler Gang) - Kurt Schwitters - c.1944

Artwork Information

Title(Hitler Gang)
ArtistKurt Schwitters
Dimensions34.7 x 24.5 cm
Art MovementDada
Current LocationPrivate collection

About (Hitler Gang)

The artwork titled “(Hitler Gang)” is a collage by artist Kurt Schwitters, created around the year 1944. It is a product of the Dada art movement and embodies the abstract genre. The dimensions of this piece measure 34.7 by 24.5 centimeters. Currently, it is held in a private collection.

The collage presents a layered assemblage of found objects and papers, which is characteristic of Schwitters’ work. The composition displays an array of materials with varying textures and colors, juxtaposed to create an abstract visual experience. The fragments of newspaper and printed material, partially legible, are interwoven with bold geometric shapes and muted hues, possibly reflecting the chaos and dissonance of the World War II era in which it was created. Red seems to be a dominant color in the background, providing a striking contrast to the otherwise earthy tones of the paper elements. The artwork reflects the Dadaist’s disapproval of the political situation of the time, particularly the mention of “Hitler” in its title, suggesting a critique or commentary. Despite the abstract nature of the artwork, it may convey a sense of political unrest, and the disruptive force of Dadaism in challenging traditional aesthetics and societal norms.

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