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Year 10 Art meets Dada


The students in Year 10 Art have just completed a project in the style of the Dada art movement.
They looked at the work of Marce Duchamp’s ‘Fountain’ and Meret Oppenheim’s ‘Teacup’. These works were displayed in the St Mary’s Library.

Mr Peter Hughes, Art teacher

Dadaism or Dada was a form of artistic anarchy reacting to the horrors of the First World I. It embraced elements of art, music, poetry, theatre, dance and politics. Dada artists are known for their use of everyday objects that could be presented as art with little manipulation by the artist. The use of the ready-made objects ironically questions the very definition of art and its purpose in society.

Sky Handley BK10 with her work