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Relationships between Cubism and Dadaism

Using two art periods (Cubism and Dadaism), describe the period, characteristics, and conditions that assisted in the development of the art style.

Identify any relationship that the two art periods have, as well as any similarities or differences. Did the second art period follow any traditions from the earlier one?

Identify one work of art from each period and relate the pieces to each other.

Did the earlier period have an influence on the later period's style or significance?

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Using two art periods (Cubism and Dadaism), describe the period, characteristics, and conditions that assisted in the development of the art style.

As you discuss and briefly analyze creativity as the reaction to an earlier historical art period, Cubism achieved that goal. This article explores the objectives and features of Cubism:

"Cubism. (2011). Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th Edition, 1.

Research shows that Cubism was not just a creative reaction but "an intellectual revolt against the artistic expression of previous eras." Cubists broke the tradition of nature imitation. They also displayed a "collective break from visual realism had an enriching and decisive influence on the development of 20th-century art. It provided a new stylistic vocabulary and a technical idiom that remain forceful today."

It was strongly characterized by its "sensual appeal of paint texture and color, subject matter with emotional charge or mood, the play of light on form, movement, atmosphere, and the illusionism that proceeded from scientifically based perspective." It also used an analytical system "in which the three-dimensional subject (usually still life) was fragmented and redefined within a shallow plane or within several interlocking and often transparent planes."

In terms of characterizing Cubism, one source clearly aligns Picasso to its conception:

Miller, A. I. (2007). Second Sight: Les ...

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Correlations between Cubism and Dadaism are briefly established using brainstorming ideas and references to validate.

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