Modern Artist or Visual Politician? – Dada (part 6)

Conclusion The pieces which I have previously analysed are obviously politically triggered. However, the question which I have been exploring throughout this blog series is, does the artist who produces the politically based artwork act as a visual politician or as a social critic? If acting as the latter, I would have to conclude thatContinue reading “Modern Artist or Visual Politician? – Dada (part 6)”

Modern Artist or Visual Politician? – Dada (part 4)

Analysis of ‘Dada Ernst’ by Hannah Höch Höch, Hannah. Dada-Ernst. 1920. Photomontage. The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.[1] In my blog post, ‘Modern Artist or Visual Politician- Dada (part 2)’, I discussed how an artist is able to adapt similar characteristics to that of a politician when cultivating a piece of political artwork that evokes the audienceContinue reading “Modern Artist or Visual Politician? – Dada (part 4)”

Modern Artist or Visual Politician? – Dada (part 3)

  Analysis of ‘Da-Dandy’ by Hannah Höch  Höch, Hannah, Da-Dandy. 1919. Photomontage. Private Collection, Berlin Hannah Höch was a Dada artist, who is famous for her feminist based photomontages, which she used to draw the public’s eye to the problem of mis-representation of women in the media. Höch worked as a designer of sewing patternsContinue reading “Modern Artist or Visual Politician? – Dada (part 3)”

Modern Artist or Visual Politician? – Dada (part 1)

Over the short period in which I have decided to openly pursue a career in art, I have been asked on a number of occasions to what, in my opinion, it means to be an artist. After the seemingly hundredth time of being asked this repetitive question I began to, and to my dismay, questionContinue reading “Modern Artist or Visual Politician? – Dada (part 1)”