Blogging from A to Z Challenge: H is for…Hannah Hoch (#AtoZChallenge)

Welcome to my April 2020 Great and Powerful Blogging from A to Z Challenge!

Hannah Hoch (1889-1978) (and please excuse me missing the umlaut over the “o”.  It’s been a really really long day (and week) and I just didn’t have the energy to do more than get this post done) “was a German Dada artist. She is best known for her work of the Weimar period, when she was one of the originators of photomontage.” (a kind of mixed media) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannah_H%C3%B6ch)

What I liked about exploring Hoch’s work is that I have never really looked closely at photomontage before, and I was quite taken with the images she created, and I especially liked the Guardian’s description of her work “as a pioneer of photomontage and a feminist icon who took a kitchen knife to the glass ceiling” (https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/jan/09/hannah-hoch-art-punk-whitechapel)

Here is an example of her work in the public domain:

Hannah Höch. German, 1889-1978
Cut with the Kitchen Knife through the Last Weimar Beer-Belly Cultural Epoch in Germany (Schnitt mit dem Küchenmesser durch die letzte Weimarer Bierbauchkulturepoche Deutschlands). 1919-1920
Photomontage and collage with watercolor, 44 7/8 x 35 7/16” (114 x 90 cm)
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie
© 2006 Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin,
© 2006 Hannah Höch / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, photo: Jörg P. Anders, Berlin

Cut with the Kitchen Knife Dada through the Beer-Belly of the Weimar Republic, 1919,

Hannah Hoch (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Resources:

Hannah Hoch at Wikipedia

The Radical Legacy of Hannah Höch, One of the Only Female Dadaists

Hannah Hoch at the MoMA

Hannah Höch: art’s original punk

Hannah Hoch at the Art Story

Hannah Hoch at WikiArt

Thanks for visiting my 2020 A to Z Challenge – Letter H.  You can find links to more blogs participating in this challenge at A to Z 2020 Challenge Master List (Google Docs).

Posted on April 9, 2020, in A to Z Challenge, photography, Photos I took, Writing and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Its easy to think of Germans as serious, humourless people but Hannah Höch shows something different. I wonder whether the war(s) did something to the German psyche? I have been watching Babylon Berlin which is set between the wars and seems to be made with great attention to detail and presumably also, the zeitgeist. It has a very different feel to that stereotype of the Germans…

  2. That is a really cool collage.

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