L'œuvre ABCD - Centre Pompidou




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Crédit photographique : © Service de la documentation photographique du MNAM - Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI /Dist. RMN-GP
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Raoul Hausmann (1886 - 1971)


[1923 - 1924]

Encre de Chine et illustrations de magazine découpées et collées sur papier

40,4 x 28,2 cm

Achat, 1974

Numéro d'inventaire : AM 1974-9

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Description for the presentation 2015-2016 in the National Museum of Modern Art

This photomontage – a technique Raoul Hausmann started using in 1918 – exploits the many possibilities of collage. ABCD is a demonstration of the artist’s mastery of the art, the figures, objects, letters and numbers all being tightly integrated. The first four letters of the alphabet appear in the artist’s open mouth, adding a sense of sound to the purely visual, a sense supported by the scattered letters that form the word “VOCE”, voice. This produces a kind of still of a film with sound in which everything takes place at once.

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