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:
Cut with the Kitchen Knife Dada through the Beer-Belly of the Weimar Republic, 1919,
Hannah Hoch (CC BY-SA 4.0)
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).