Wednesday, October 21, 2009

the da-da content approach


{Francis Picabia: Dada Movement, Via MoMA}

Modern art mythology contains a story of a group of artists looking for a name for their movement, in which absurdity and irreverent thought experiments were the order of the day. One member opened a dictionary and blindly pointed (some even say he stabbed it with a knife) at the word "Da-da" -- a French word for hobby horse. Thus was born Dadaism, a term Wikipedia claims would not even have been embraced by its practitioners. Alas. In this spirit of chance and play, I asked my sons to each give me three words, and then found articles that related to them. Find, below, your assignments for two spot illustrations. I'll send you, by email, your assigned number.
1 BEE

2 SANDWICH

3 BASKETBALL

4 BUZZ

5 MOON

6 BUILDING