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TWENTIES

The Dada/Constructivist Axis

Dada and its environs

Hoch

Heartfield

Hausmann

Grosz

Jentsch singles out (as an example of the uncanny), ’doubt as to whether an apparently animate object really is alive, and conversely whether a lifeless object might perhaps be animate’. In this connection he refers to the impression made on us by waxwork figures. ingeniously constructed dolls and automata.

Freud

At a certain point in time, the motif of the doll acquires a sociocritical significance. For example: “You have no idea how repulsive those automatons and dolls can become, and how one breathes at last on encountering a full-blooded being in this society”.

Lindau ex Benjamin

Dada as Constructivism/

Constructivism as Dada :

Sophie Taueber-Arp

The toy is the child’s first initiation into art.

Baudelaire

The Constructive Line

Schlemmer

Schrammen

Hartwig+Schlemmer

Siedhof-Buscher

Lissitzky

...even the most princely doll becomes a capable proletarian comrade in the children’s play commune.

Benjamin

Depero

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