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Kurt Schwitters

Cottage, 1946

Paper Collage
10 × 8 3/10 in
25.5 × 21.2 cm
location
New York
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AAR
ARS/Art Resource
New York
Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Image rights
bpk, Berlin / Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen, Berlin, Germany /Joerg P. Anders / Art Resource, NY / Schwitters, Kurt (1887-1948) © ARS, … Read more
Kurt Schwitters
German, 1887–1948
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Associated with the Dada movement, painter, poet, and mixed-media artist Kurt Schwitters is best known for his collage and assemblage works in which he transformed appropriated imagery and text from print media into dynamic and layered compositions. Schwitters studied at the Dresden Academy of Art with Otto Dix and George Grosz, and after showing in Berlin in 1918 was introduced to Dadaists Raoul Hausmann, Hannah Höch, and Jean Arp. It was at this time he began making assemblages from materials found discarded on the streets of his home city, Hannover, intending to reflect the ruined state of German culture; he called the works Merzbilder after the German word “Kommerz,” as in Merzbild 1A. The mental doctor (1919). Unlike the Berlin Dadaists, however, Schwitters’ main concern was art-making, not political activism, and he is remembered best for his innovative use of mixed-media and masterful sense of composition.

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About the work
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New York
Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Image rights
bpk, Berlin / Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen, Berlin, Germany /Joerg P. Anders / Art Resource, NY / Schwitters, Kurt (1887-1948) © ARS, … Read more
Kurt Schwitters
German, 1887–1948
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Associated with the Dada movement, painter, poet, and mixed-media artist Kurt Schwitters is best known for his collage and assemblage works in which he transformed appropriated imagery and text from print media into dynamic and layered compositions. Schwitters studied at the Dresden Academy of Art with Otto Dix and George Grosz, and after showing in Berlin in 1918 was introduced to Dadaists Raoul Hausmann, Hannah Höch, and Jean Arp. It was at this time he began making assemblages from materials found discarded on the streets of his home city, Hannover, intending to reflect the ruined state of German culture; he called the works Merzbilder after the German word “Kommerz,” as in Merzbild 1A. The mental doctor (1919). Unlike the Berlin Dadaists, however, Schwitters’ main concern was art-making, not political activism, and he is remembered best for his innovative use of mixed-media and masterful sense of composition.

Kurt Schwitters

Cottage, 1946

Paper Collage
10 × 8 3/10 in
25.5 × 21.2 cm
location
New York
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