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Old 04-09-2012, 03:15 PM
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Dada art and other post-war art movements

I am currently researching Dada art and Holocaust art. Both Dada art and Holocaust art were responses to war, and yet the two arts are drastically different. Why?
I recently wrote a paper on Dada art and now I am writing a paper comparing Dada art to Holocaust art. I would love any feedback on my Dada art paper or any comments about Dada art or Holocaust art or any resources that I could look into for more research.
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:26 PM
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Re: Dada art and other post-war art movements

Thanks for this, enjoyed the essay. Fleming's book is a good resource, as long as you read the introduction to understand his basis for the choices he makes. The art between the wars, particularly surrealism (DADA with psychology and meaning) and futurism, was a continuing reaction to the meaningless slaughter of WWI and the social and economic conditions that fueled it.

It could be argued that Holocaust art is different in that WWII was not the result of an accelerated arms race (lead by the english) and aristocratic game play (and profiteering) but of the personal drive of one group to impose a 'perfect' society and to so by obliterating 'sub-humans' such as jews, gypsies and the mentally disabled or diseased.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:38 PM
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Re: Dada art and other post-war art movements

Thanks for your reply! I appreciate your comments.
I find both arts fascinating as they both address the horrors of war and react against the effects of war.
I like your analysis of the cause of the differences between the two arts. Both deal with war, but the causes and effects of the two wars are quite different. That makes a lot of sense.
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