With collages of densely interwoven scraps of paper gleaned from daily life, Schwitters produced dynamic compositions in which the interaction of the materials becomes a kind of dance. Notice here the way the color red "dances" among the subdued tones of white, gray, and ocher.

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  • Title: Little Dance
  • Creator: Kurt Schwitters (German, 1887-1948)
  • Date Created: 1920
  • Physical Dimensions: Sheet: 13.1 x 10.4 cm (5 3/16 x 4 1/8 in.); Mounted: 23 x 17 cm (9 1/16 x 6 11/16 in.)
  • Provenance: [Sidney Janis Gallery, New York]
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1963.1
  • Medium: collage
  • Inscriptions: SECONDARY SUPPORT, signed, lower right, in graphite: Kurt Schwitters 1920 ; by artist, lower left, in graphite: Mz. 65. / Kleiner Tanz. ; lower left, in graphite: 1967 ; VERSO OF SECONDARY SUPPORT, by artist, in top half: Kurt Schwitters / Hannover / [Waldmansustr?] 5II [II in superscript] ; upper left, in graphite: VI [underlined] 3 ; across center, in graphite: H__34201/VdMERZ/ ; upper right, in graphite: [paritally erased, illegible] ; lower right, in graphite: [partially erased, illegible] / [partially erased, illegible] ; lower right, in graphite: OUTSIDE O[N] / BACK / Janis
  • Department: Drawings
  • Culture: Germany, 20th century
  • Credit Line: Contemporary Collection of The Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Collection: DR - German
  • Accession Number: 1963.1

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