Dada and The Broom

In the Dada Manifesto, Tristan Tzara states that “Dada is nothing”. The Broom magazine published art and poetry post WWI. In the first issue published there is art by Pablo Picasso. The image I found most interesting was Volume 4 Issue 1. The image is on page 13 following a poem by Louis Grudin. The poem has a similar feel to the Wasteland with multiple characters and narrators. The image on page 13 looks like a two-headed child with one side monstrous and the other normal. Comparing the art to the poem, there is not an immediate correlation. The image is also blocky, looking almost like a work of cubism. The image is childlike and does not logically fit with the poem it follows.


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