Dada and Surrealism


Hans (Jean) Arp
Untitled (Collage with Squares Arranged
according to the Laws of Chance)
Torn-and-pasted paper and colored
paper on colored paper
19 1/8″ x 13 5/8″
Museum of Modern Art, New York

“Revolted by the butchery of the 1914 World War, we in Zurich devoted ourselves to the arts.
While the guns rumbled in the distance, we sang, painted, made collages and wrote poems with all our might. We were seeking an art based on fundamentals, to cure the madness of the age, and a new order of things that would restore the balance between heaven and hell.” – Jean (Hans) Arp

Sophie Tauber Arp

Sophie Tauber-Arp with a Dada Head, 1920







Sophie Tauber-Arp and her sister, 1916, dressed in costumes that Tauber-Arp designed for an interpretive dance to a poem by Hugo Ball.

Marcel Janco
Mask: Portrait of Tristan Tzara, 1916

Hannah Höch

Hannah Höch,
Cut with the Dada Kitchen Knife through the Last Weimar Beer-Belly Cultural Epoch in Germany, 1919
collage of pasted papers, 90 x 144

Marcel Duchamp

Kurt Schwitters

George Grosz

Otto Dix


Salvador Dali The Persistence of Memory 1931
Oil on canvas 9 1/2 x 13″ (24.1 x 33 cm)
Museum of Modern Art, New York

Salvador Dali The Sacrament of the Last Supper 1955
Oil On Canvas 66″x 105″; 167 x 268 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

de Chirico

Remedios Varo Exploracion de los Fuentes del Rio Orinoco 1959
oil on canvas 18 x 15¾ in. (45.7 x 40 cm.)
Private Collection

Leonora Carrington The Labyrinth 1991
Oil on Canvas 77.00 X 91.00 cm
Galería de Arte Mexicano

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