Cologne was under British occupation from 1918 to 1926. In this International atmosphere of strictly imposed order and censorship, Max Ernst and company protested order, tradition and hierarchy by way of exploring a collective psyche filled with "subconscious" imagery containing incongruous juxtapositions and references to amputated limbs. The Cologne section of Dada amply illustrates that Surrealism would later owe that city's Dada artists (and Ernst, in particular) quite an inspirational debt.
To view any of the other five galleries, please see the Dada at MoMA index page.
- Graphic Index
- Text Index