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.
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
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