Movements of the 20th Century
Organized Links and Images
Professor Thomas Epstein
DADA is a virgin
DADA is against
the high cost of living
for the exploitation of ideas
DADA has 391
different attitudes and colours according to the sex of the
It changes -
affirms - says the opposite at the same time - no importance -
shouts - goes
Dada is the chameleon
of rapid and self interested change.
Dada is against
the future. Dada is dead. Dada is absurd. Long live Dada.
Dada is not a
literary school, howl
- Tristan Tzara
The Bicycle Wheel, Marcel
- A link to literature by Tristan Tzara, the founder of the Dada
Movement. It explains the initial ideology of Dadaism that lies behind
A brief history of Dadaism
- This text delineates briefly the historical progress of the Dada Movement
and serves as informative reference material.
and Dadaism - A link to a website of Marcel Duchamps and his relationship
to Dadaism. It also has several interesting links towards its conclusion.
International Dada Archive
Home Page - An extremely thorough web site that is dedicated entirely
to Dadaism and the ensuing Surrealist Movement. It offers information
about the movement, Dada books and periodicals, published bioliographies,
information on other Dadaists, and also link to other sites.
make the abnormal look normal and the normal look abnormal."
- Salvador Dali
Slave Market with the Disappearing
Bust of Voltaire, Salvador Dali 1940
History of Surrealism
- A brief textual overview of the Surrealist
movement with an explanation of its origins as well as its realities for
Surrealism in Literature
and Art - From Microsoft Incarta, this text provides a concise summary
of the movement and those who made significant contributions to its formation.
Surrealism and its Artists
- This site is a perfect introduction to the movement in that it represents
many of the artists and their work while providing a definition and history
as well. It appears to have all the necessary components for a quick
understanding. While its creator is not an art historian, the information
is honest and accurate and well organized.
Dali Museum Collection - A link to the
Dali Museum web site, which presents a wide array of organized images and
corresponding textual information that delineates the stages of Dali's
artistic career as one of the founders of the Surrealist Movement.
Art Gallery - This site contains a large gallery of Dali's paintings
as well as an interesting section of his quotations, other links, and an
in depth portion concerning his life and biography.
Miro Biography - An excellent biography with links to a gallery
Yellow Band, Mark Rothko, 1956 Oil on Canvas 86 x 80
Expressionism - A introductory web site which covers the emergence
of Abstract Expressionism as well as the lives of many of the artists who
contributed to the movement.
Pollock Biography - A link to the Pollock-Krasner House and Study
Center where there is a thorough explanation of his life and art.
Library - This is a link to a library of Jackson Pollock images
as he is known as one of the premiere abstract expressionists of the 20th
Century. The images may be enlarged and observed more closely.
Rothko - From the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC this
web site combines an extensive timeline of the artists life and progress
with images not only of his art but with images from the artist's life
of Rothko - A page which exhibits a short biography of Rothko with
several of images as well.
is only one thing valuable in art:
thing you cannot explain."
Violin, Georges Braque
Cubism, cubists: Picasso
and Braque, and their great influences - The impressions left upon
Cubism by the combined efforts of Picasso and Braque with delineations
between the cubist styles of each.
Project - Possibly the most indepth site on any artist I have yet
found. Organized by Life, Works, Museums, Books, and Archive, it
is divided up into individual years with an enormous amount of information
in each segment.
- This site represents well the different mediums that Picasso worked
in by compartmentalizing some of his lesser known images into paintings,
illustrations, etchings, and sculptures.
Artists & Entertainers, Picasso - TIME magazine article on the
remarkable life and contributions of Picasso.