Monday, 30 March 2015


Kurt Schwitters collage Artworks
Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948) was a German painter and writer.  he studied at the School of Arts and Crafts in Hanover 1908-9 and at Dresden Academy 1909-14. Influenced by Expressionism and Cubism 1917-18.  Kurt Schwitters was a key figure of modernism who spent many years living and working in the Lake District. He made some of the 20th century's most beautiful and accomplished collages, and paved the way for pop art . 
In 1918 created his own form of Dada in Hanover called 'Merz', using rubbish materials such as labels, bus tickets and bits of broken wood in his collages and constructions. Friendship with Arp, Hausmann and van Doesburg. Published the first edition of Anna Blume  in 1919 and the magazine Merz 1923-32.  He emigrated in 1937 to Lysaker near Oslo. Fled to England in 1940, spent seventeen months in internment camps, then lived 1941-5 in London. Moved in 1945 to Ambleside in the Lake District. In the last months of his life, he began a further Merz construction in an old barn at Langdale. Died at Kendal.
1. En Morn, 1947. No material was considered unsuitable for art by Schwitters. His collages using magazine cuttings, found objects, sweet wrappers etc paved the way for pop art and arte povera
 2.  Untitled (Quality Street), 1943, made of collaged sweet wrappers

 Pine Trees C.26, 1946-47.                                                                  
Kurt and Ernst Schwitters Stiftung, Sprengel Museum, Hannover

4. Irgendetwas mit einem Stein (Anything With a Stone), 1941-4

1.  Max Ernst: Red Forest, 1970.
Max Ernst  (1891-1976) was a German-born painter , collage artist and printmaker who was one of the leading dadaist in The dada movement . Began to study philosophy at the University of Bonn in 1909, but became increasingly preoccupied with painting; influenced by van Gogh.  Ernst was Artillery officer in the First World War. The paintings of de Chirico helped to stimulate his interest in dream-like fantastic imagery, and he founded the Cologne Dada group with Baargeld and Arp 1919-21. Made collages and, later, paintings with irrational combinations of imagery. In 1922 moved to Paris, where his friendship with Andrey Breton and Eluard led to active participation in the Surrealist movement.  Collage novels and illustrations, including La Femme 100 Têtes 1929 and Une Semaine de Bonté 1934. He Went to the USA as a refugee in 1941, living first in or near New York.   From 1950 again lived mainly in France. Awarded the main painting prize at the 1954 Venice Biennale. Died in Paris.

         2.  The postman Cheval, 1932, by Max Ernst
                   What Collage Art Is?:))))
Collage is an assemblage of disparate parts  that together form a new work.  Often the power of the work lies in the juxtaposition of the various elements of the collage.
Collage art is a continuation of this process.  footage that was not necessarily intended to go together is collaged in order to create a new work.  The elements used in collage  include found footage, animation, pictures, tickets, still imagery, news, texts  and popular culture.  
Like most appropriated art, collage is often intended to reveal then subvert the audience’s preexisting associations with the appropriated image.
Collage art creates an art experience that invites the viewer to meta-reflect on the act of watching a movie or read a story.  
(I tried to create collage film art. and I made few artworks, so I can put here, later)
 Do you ever self-censor yourself so that you can fit into the media mainstream....?

P. s  My collages
After when the Dadaists and surrealists influenced me, I started to make the collage art , collage films and stories, based their experience I experimented few ways.. you can see,  some of them, here... 

                     A Story of Alfred hitchcock, by Khatia Shiukashvili

                    Unitled, by khatia Shiukashvili

                                                 Dada TV, by Khatia Shiuka
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