November 30, 1953~ French artist Francis Picabia dies

Machine Tournez Vite (Machine Turn Quickly) by Francis Picabia

1916-1918 / Brush and ink with watercolor and shell gold over a 19th-century French lithographic illustration; laid down on canvas / 19 1/2”x12 7/8” / National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

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Previous November 30 posts:

November 30~ Artists at their Easels

Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/30~

July 14, 1916~ The Dada Manifesto

Richard Boix. Da-da (New York Dada Group). 1921. Ink on paper. 11 1/4″ x 14 1/2″ (28.6 x 36.8 cm)
Museum of Modern Art / Katherine S. Dreier Bequest

On July 14, 1916, the poet Hugo Ball proclaimed the manifesto for a new movement. Its name: Dada. Its aim: to “get rid of everything that smacks of journalism, worms, everything nice and right, blinkered, moralistic, europeanised, enervated.” This aim could be achieved simply by saying: “Dada.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/10/arts/dada-100-years-later.html

Dada~ Born February 5, 1916            100th anniversary of DADA~

  Max Ernst. Murdering Airplane. 1920. Collage. 2 1/2” x 5 1/2” (6.35 cm × 13.97 cm). Private collection.

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/19~

Which French painter associated with the Dada movement also wrote plays, poetry, manifestos and opera librettos?

Which American sculptor is best known for her abstract and figurative metal statues created after her return to the United States from France in 1940?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/06/19/june-19/

Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven: Born July 12, 1874

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BEvFLEarly last century, when the sight of a woman in trousers could still cause a flap, the spectacle of Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven must have aroused hairy panic.

With her five stray dogs trailing behind her on a gilded leash, she would walk regally through Washington Square Park, wearing a Duoshort Scottish kilt, a brassiere made from two tomato cans tied together with green string and, hanging from her neck, a wooden birdcage — with a live, chirping canary.

A Dada poet and collagist, artists’ model and troublemaker, she was called by those who knew Danceher simply “the Baroness.” In the late 1910’s and early 1920’s, the Baroness reigned among the intellectual avant-garde who laughed at sexual taboos and made art their revolution. But in the wildly colorful hothouse of Greenwich Village bohemia, the Baroness was the most exotic blossom of them all. “She is not a futurist,” Marcel Duchamp said. “She is the future.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/08/18/magazine/my-heart-belongs-to-dada.html

The Dada Baroness~
http://www.artnet.com/magazine/features/oisteanu/oisteanu5-20-02.asp
Did Marcel Duchamp steal Elsa’s urinal?~
http://ec2-79-125-124-178.eu-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com/articles/Did-Marcel-Duchamp-steal-Elsas-urinal/36155

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Dada~ Born February 5, 1916

cabaretOn 5th February 1916, in the back room of a small bar in Zurich, a group of artists launched a nightclub which changed the course of modern art. Cabaret Voltaire was the home of Dada, a movement that revolutionised European culture. A century later, this historic club is still going strong.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/g8WYZb6jHWPwXtrFG6JW6G/anarchy-absurdity-dada-the-cabaret-voltaire-at-100


Greta Deses’s Dada (1967) profiles the Dada movement with live performances, film excerpts, interviews and a reenactment of a performance at the groundbreaking Cabaret Voltaire.

Hugo Ball, Tristan Tzara and Marcel Janco met on February 5, 1916 in Zurich with the ambitious plan of instigating nothing less than an artistic revolution. Their Cabaret Voltaire, which they founded that evening, was a combination of a pub, theater, gallery, and club. Throughout that year, they organized unpredictable events combining chaotic performances, recitations and music.
http://www.dw.com/en/how-dadaism-revolutionized-art-100-years-ago/a-19016756