Hannah Höch

Hannah Höch lived between 1889 – 1979, and was known for here political collage and photo-motage works. She rearranged images from the mass media to criticise the German Government. She drew inspiration from Pablo Picasso and fellow Dada Kurt Schwitters, producing a similar dynamic, layered artwork. She rejected the ideologies of the Government, but often focused her efforts on gender issues. She’s well known for her “The Beautiful Girl” works, becoming a recognised ambassador of the feminist movement.
Although quite crude in execution, the artwork could be easily reproduced and would spread the intended message to the wider public. This technique also recycles found images and reimagines the original message. It’s appealing to the audience as it seems to mock the establishment, and sparks debate for social and political issues.

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