Artist of the day: German Dada artist Kurt Schwitters
Artist of the day: German Dada artist Kurt Schwitters Schwitters was a significant figure in European Dadaism who invented the concept of Merz – ‘the combination, for artistic purposes of all conceivable materials’. Whether those materials were string, cotton wool or a pram wheel, Schwitters considered them to be equal with paint. He is best known for his pioneering use of found objects and everyday materials in abstract collage, installation, poetry and performance.
For more information on Schwitters and his groundbreaking art, search websites such as:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Schwitters