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A Poster is a visual representation of an idea and as such, plays a key role in setting the tone for the event. The NGMA Poster aims to create a visual and conceptual identity for an event which people who will attend will easily understand. 

The art movement of Dadaism

This movement was born in Europe in the early twentieth century.  Its shared goal was to make a new world through art.
It brought revolutions in terms of artistic experimentation, to art and design. The movement also inspired architects worldwide, who left an indelible impact on these disciplines.

Several movements influenced the direction of the twentieth century’s art.

The first was Futurism, which was born in Italy in 1909. It celebrated speed and technology and often revolutionized society through its ideas and practices. The second was Dada, which emerged from Switzerland during World War I as a defiant protest against the world’s insanity. The third movement was Surrealism: it used dreams and subconscious thoughts as inspiration for their artworks. It challenged people’s belief systems by presenting them with strange worlds of fantasy instead of reality.

These three movements inspired architects worldwide. They left an indelible impact on these disciplines.

They represent diverse approaches to art, design and architecture. They set out to communicate radical visions through aesthetics, production and politics. Dadaism was a form of satire used by Russian artists such as Vladimir Tatlin (1885-1953). His work is represented here by ‘Tower’ (1920). Constructivism was a movement led by El Lissitzky (1890-1941) who sought to create artworks based on geometric forms such as the square or circle. His posters were exhibited alongside those of other Russian designers including Varvara Stepanova (1899-1958), Gustav Klutsis (1896–1938) and Alexander Rodchenko (1891–1956). Finally there was De Stijl which was founded in 1917 but lasted until 1931. It dissolved into two factions: one group formed Abstraction-Création while another group continued their artistic practice under the name Neo-Plasticism.

Aesthetics, production and politics are changes wrought by these movements in art, design and architecture

The major art movements of the 20th century include:

  • Impressionism, which began in France in the 1870s.  It focused on the effects of light and color. Some of its most famous artists include Claude Monet and Georges Seurat.
  • Cubism, which was developed by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque around 1908 and 1909. It was known for breaking down objects into geometric shapes, often using multiple perspectives to represent them all at once. Many artists who were part of this movement used collages as well as drawing and painting methods to achieve their goals.
  • Futurism, which came after World War I when Italian poet Filippo Marinetti wrote his manifesto. He called for a new style of art that would emphasize speed over everything else. Both in terms of subject matter (cars) but also mediums like sculpture or architecture itself (the frame around a painting should belong elsewhere). In addition to paintings depicting fast-moving vehicles there are also many examples from this time period.  They show how Futurist ideas could be applied beyond just one specific medium such as animation or music videos. It’s important not only because it helps us understand why each movement happened but also because these ideas have been passed down into our own time

The posters will annonce an exhibition at NGMA, Mumbai : The Art Movement of Dadaism. This exhibition will showcase the work of a radical group that changed the face of art and design in twentieth-century Europe. The movement’s focus on aesthetics, production and politics produced new ways of seeing and thinking about art that are still influential today.