Mz 231. Miss Blanche (1923) by Kurt Schwitters

Mz 231

Artwork Information

TitleMz 231. Miss Blanche
ArtistKurt Schwitters
Dimensions15.9 x 12.7 cm
Art MovementDada
Current LocationCollection Dr. Werner Schmalenbach, Dusseldorf
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About Mz 231. Miss Blanche

Kurt Schwitters’ Mz 231. Miss Blanche is a significant piece of abstract art created in 1923. The artwork, which measures 15.8 by 12.8cm, is a collage on paper signed and titled by the artist and executed in 1921 while he was still associated with Dadaism and the German modernist movement.

The EterArt Collection reports that this artwork was shown at auction after it had previously been exhibited. Schwitters’ work often characterized the simplicity of life and its beauty, which can be seen in this piece’s focus on geometric shapes arranged to form abstract patterns.

Denis Masharov, a contemporary artist who has taken an interest in Schwitters’ work, recognizes the significance of Mz 231 as a prominent example of the aesthetic style that characterized much of central European modernism during this time period.

Overall, Mz 231 showcases Schwitters’ unique vision as well as his contributions to Dadaism and modernist movements during the early twentieth century.

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