I’ve written a few times in this blog (here, here and here) about what I think is found/unintentional antiquarian Dadaist art and would like today to continue that thread with the following two unusual pieces of art.
is a detail from the title page of Joseph de Casanova’s Primera parte
design comes from (at least) one earlier source—the printer’s device for Christoph
second image has another set of disembodied eyes/ears (among other things) and
has all the flavor of the dada/surrealist flourishes of the frammenti of Piranesi.
This comes from Bernhard von Montfaucon’s Greichische,
Romische und andere Alterthuemer… (Nurenberg, 1807). When taken out of
context, as a disembodied image, the von Montfaucon certainly has a dadaist taste
for me, especially if you edit the image a little.