The first essay on schwitters focuses on the difficult task of exploring schwitters as a performer, and schaub excavates with great precision the traces of merz performances, reconstructing a vivid picture of schwitters as an orator. Plan of love kurt schwitters (german, hanover kendal) / an inscription on the verso indicates that the artist began this work in 1919 and completed it in adding bits of refuse that he had recently culled from a trip to the hague. Kurt schwitters (1887-1948) ya había iniciado la construcción de una columna que poco a poco domina la casa que habita en hannover es la llamada columna merz en estructura merz (tal el. Kurt schwitters the painter, collagist, typographer, and poet kurt schwitters (1887-1948) was the creator of merz-art, which is two and three dimensional collage-like works using paper and discarded objects of everyday use.
Kurt schwitters has left the building : story and dispersal, legacy and (re)possession on the 70th anniversary of kurt schwitters death the times announced that schwitters' last (place of) work, the merz barn in elterwater, cumbria might be bought by. (to learn more about schwitters' aesthetics, see his essay on merz) there were grottos for such friends and acquaintances as hans arp, theo van doesburg, hannah hoch, lissitzy as well as grottos dedicated to abstract ideas eg a murders' cave, a goethe grotto, and a love grotto. The kurt schwitters society uk (ksuk) was founded to improve communication between those interested in the different aspects of the work of kurt schwitters. The troubled merz barn in langdale, cumbria once used by the artist kurt schwitters as a studio, after escaping the nazis in the 1940s could be sold and moved from the lake district to china.
Born in hanover, kurt schwitters studied at a local school of arts and crafts and then, from 1909 until 1914, at the royal academy of art in dresden 1918 saw the birth of what was undoubtedly schwitters' most original contribution to the history of modern art: merz. Kurt schwitters made this work from scraps and objects he collected from the streets of his hometown of hanover, germany although he scavenged the fragments, schwitters carefully composed and affixed them with glue and nails to a painted board to make this collage. Ship of painting to collage in schwitters's oeuvre from the conception of merz until the end of his life schwitters used the medium of collage to achieve a variety of.
L'œuvre tardive de kurt schwitters (celle des huit dernières années), est ici examinée en deux temps, un premier portant sur le conte et la poésie concrète sous le signe des « contradiction irrésolues » (edward said), un second dédié aux enjeux de merz historiographe, entre création et récapitulation. From this insight i formed merz, above all as the sum of individual art forms, merz painting, merz poetry' (kurt schwitters, 'sturmbilderbuch', 1920, cited in j elderfield, kurt schwitters, new york, 1985, p 49) elsewhere schwitters was to write, 'merz is a philosophy. Essay on kurt schwitters's life in england over the period of 1940-8. Kurt schwitters, merz picture with rainbow (1939) t o say that kurt schwitters was an amazingly versatile artist and anticipated much is such an absurd understatement that the remark is almost dada, wrote walter hopps in 1962, and it's no less true today. Fullscreen kurt schwitters: merz ecology project: article on 20th-century artist kurt schwitters my role: author, designer this project began as a research paper on 20th-century german dada artist kurt schwitters, and includes a designed article, annotated bibliography, and a keynote presentation.
Early influences and the beginnings of merz, 1887-1922 hanover kurt schwitters was born on 20 june 1887 in hanover , at rumannstraße no2, now: no 8,   the only child of eduard schwitters and his wife henriette (née beckemeyer. Kurt schwitters the master of merz by lcuser the armitt museum collection in ambleside, near windermere in the lake district, has an impressive collection of 23 diverse works by the artist kurt schwitters , including the fine portraits of dr johnston, harry pierce and his wife, his son bill, and many others. Kurt schwitters was born on june 20, 1887 in hanover, germany he was the only child in a middle-class family as a boy, he travelled with his father to the 1900 world's fair in paris.
Kurt schwitters found an advertisement of the kommerz- und privatbank and cut out the part merz in his collages, he used to work quite often with those paper shavings out of magazines, newspapers or whatever he could find - so he did with this one and included it into the collage l merzbild l3 2. In a short essay entitled balance sheet—program for desiring-machines, (1977), addended to the 1997 french edition of anti-oedipe,17 gilles deleuze and félix guattari refer to kurt schwitters' merzbau,18 as the desiring house, the house machine of kurt schwitters which sabotages and destroys itself, where its constructions and the. Kurt schwitters revolutionized the art world in the 1920s with his dadaist merz collages, theater performances, and poetry but at the same time he was also writing extraordinary fairy tales that were turning the genre upside down and inside out.
Kurt schwitters produced twenty-five issues of merz between 1923 and 1932 this journal reflects schwitters's negotiation of dada and constructivism and his determination to develop and disseminate his single-member movement, 'merz. The collages of kurt schwitters—layered arrays of newsprint, packaging labels, advertisement fragments, train schedules, ticket stubs, envelopes, receipts, and even candy wrappers, all tacked down and anchored by expressionist paint—are surprisingly prescient for the postwar period, even proleptic.
Kurt schwitters in front of the merz barn in cumbria, accompanied by fellow artist-in-exile hilde goldschmidt, 1947 photograph: sprengel archive, hanover/ littoral the only known photograph of. Kurt schwitters short biography er schuf 1918 erste abstrakte gemälde und collagen und 1919 erste merzbilder und war von 1923 bis 1932 herausgeber des magazins merz 1923 wurde der erste merzbau (eine raum-skulptur mit souvenir-collagen) konstruiert, dem 1937 und 1947 zwei weitere folgten 1932 wurde er mitglied der gruppe abstraction. For a discussion of schwitters's impact on post-world-war-ii art, see gwendolen webster, kurt merz schwitters: a biographical study (cardiff: university of wales press, 1997) see also the essays in the volume by susanne meyer-büser and karin orchard, in the beginning was merz.