Art History 101: Dada
For a brief, easy-to-read background on the Dada movement and
list of suggested readings, this essay on About.com is a good
place for the novice to begin learning about the movement.
This page on the-artists.org
profiles useful links on the Dada movement, Caberet Voltaire,
Dada in the press, and links to individual Dada artists including
This brief overview of Dadaism from the free online encyclopedia,
Wikipedia, provides a history and critique of the movement that includes
its origins, affect on other art movements, major artists, and
links to other useful sites.
Although no longer updated, this site by John Buell contains a
wealth of useful background information, including a definition
of Dadaism, chronology of the Dada movement, Dada artist biographies,
images, poems and more. Buell became a Dada enthusiast when he
went to Germany in 1992-3, and became involved with a drama group
that produced a dadaistic "Collage."
This web site, which is designed to provide information on the
resources and services of the International Dada Archive at the
University of Iowa Libraries, serves as the gateway to the International
Online Bibliography of Dada. It also includes
links to full
text scans of some of the major Dada-era publications
in the International Dada Archive special collection.
Baroness Elsa Links
Baroness Elsa Von Freytag-Loringhoven: Theatrical
The essay on this web site by Klaus Martens, dated July 2002,
contributes to the "ongoing debate focusing on the life
and artistic achievements of the 'Dada Baroness,' Elsa von
Freytag-Loringhoven." The author is an expert on the Canadian
author Frederick Philip Grove (Felix Paul Greve),
one of Baroness's former husbands.