After Dada: Marta Hegemann and the Cologne Avant-Garde

After Dada: Marta Hegemann and the Cologne Avant-Garde

By: Dorothy Rowe (author), Dorothy Price (author)Hardback

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What happened in 1920s Cologne 'after Dada'? Whilst most standard accounts of Cologne Dada simply stop with Max Ernst's departure from the city for a new life as a surrealist in Paris, this book reveals the untold stories of the Cologne avant-garde that prospered after Dada but whose legacies have been largely forgotten or neglected. It focuses on the little-known Magical Realist painter Marta Hegemann (1894-1970). By re-inserting her into the histories of avant-garde modernism, a fuller picture of the gendered networks of artistic and cultural exchange within Weimar Germany can be revealed. This book embeds her activities as an artist within a gendered network of artistic exchange and influence in which Ernst continues to play a vital role amongst many others including his first wife, art critic Lou Straus-Ernst; photographers August Sander and Hannes Flach; artists Angelika Fick, Heinrich Hoerle, Willy Fick and the Cologne Progressives and visitors such as Kurt Schwitters and Katherine Dreier. The book offers a significant addition to research on Weimar visual culture and will be invaluable to students and specialists in the field.

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Dorothy Rowe is Senior Lecturer in the History of Art at the University of Bristol


Prologue: A Not So Still Life Introduction 1. Dada and Stupid: 'Art is the Legacy of those left behind' 2. Marta Hegemann between Heaven and Hell 3. The Lonely Couple: Hegemann and Raderscheidt as 'Kunstlerehepaar' 4. Dilettantes Arise! Networks of the Cologne Avant-Garde Conclusion Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/11/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780719090073
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780719090073
  • weight: 839
  • ISBN10: 0719090075

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