Cubism, futurism and dada in the contex of subject-object

Thesis Type: Doctorate

Institution Of The Thesis: Ataturk University, Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü, Sanat Tarihi Anabilim Dalı, Turkey

Approval Date: 2008

Thesis Language: Turkish

Student: Lütfü KAPLANOĞLU

Principal Consultant (For Co-Consultant Theses): Ahmet Ali Bayhan

Co-Consultant: Fevziye Eyigör Pelikoğlu


This study, aiming to analyze Cubism, Futurism, and Dada which appeared in the first quarterof the 20th century, investigates these trends in terms of the cause-and-effect relationship of the social,political, economic and cultural factors peculiar to the modern age.Besides its evaluation of Cubism, Futurism, and Dada as different trends, this dissertation alsoanalyzes the artistic activities developed among the artists, works, art recipients peculiar to the age interms of the object-subject relationship; and the global view attained makes it possible to investigatethe artistic formations developed from the 20th century to present from a broad perspective.The terms `Subject? and `Object? which are the main components of Subject-Objectrelationship; two different positions of the subject (Artist Subject / Recipient Subject); and the attitudeof these subjects towards the art object (Creation Object / Perception Object) are evaluated in relationto social, political, economic and cultural conditions; and the `differences? between the given trendsare presented.Although Cubism, Futurism and Dada were active and prolific actually in the period between1900-25 years, the first quarter of the 20th century, they maintained their effects on the subsequenttrends as well; and these effects prove the importance of the topic of this study. It is expected that thisdissertation will make scientific contributions to the subjects who will overtake the role of creator inthe field of art in the future.