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Dada and Surrealism.

The Dada movement, born as a reaction to World War I, and its successor, Surrealism, opened new avenues for artistic creation by striving to bypass the reasoning process and tap directly into the unconscious mind. Filmed at many museums on both sides of the Atlantic, this program critically examines key masterpieces of Dada and surrealism.
Contents: Kurt Schwitters : Merzbild 25 A, Kunstsammlung, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf / written by Elizabeth Clegg -- Hanna Hoch : Cut with the kitchen knife, National Gallery, Berlin (West) / written by Gisela Hossmann, Waldemar Januszczak -- George Grosz : Untitled, Kunstsammlung, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf / written by Elizabeth Clegg -- Joan Miro : Dutch interior I, 1928 : oil on canvas, Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund, Museum of Modern Art, New York / written by Elizabeth Clegg, Juergen Schulze -- Salvador Dali : The burning giraffe, Kunstmuseum Basle / written by Karin Von Maur, Waldemar Januszczak -- Man Ray : La fortune, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York / written by Karlheinz Nowald. Dist.: Films Media Group. 1987. 60 min.