A-Level: Primitive ideas in modern art

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Dada’s “Approximate Man”: A <em>Portrait of Tristan Tzara</em> by Marcel Janco
Dada’s “Approximate Man”: A Portrait of Tristan Tzara by Marcel Janco

This mask is a rare document of the Dada movement and an embodiment of the so-called “approximate man.”

Pablo Picasso, <em>Les Demoiselles d’Avignon</em>
Pablo Picasso, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon

Picasso loved the magic of illusionism—but here, he shatters it.