The word "dada" comes from the French and means "small horse" or "rocking horse" in child language.
They chose the name Dadaism by looking up a random page in a dictionary and point to a random word, in this case, it was the word "dada".
Dada movement had its heyday between 1916 and 1922, the ideology began as an artistic protest against society, which started World War II and the then culture.
Dadaism stood for the spontaneous and the desire to change society in a cultural way.
The founder is said to be a 20-year-old Romanian named Tristan Tzara, it was in a cafe in Zurich, Switzerland, where several men had gathered to discuss the First World War and the transformation of society. The protagonists were Tristan Tzara, Hans Arp, Hugo Ball Viking Eggeling and Richard Huelsenbeck.
The art called Dadaists themselves even for the "anti-art", precisely because it was not at all like the usual art. Examples are Duchamp readymade, a bicycle wheel screwed into a pallet,
or Karawane poem by Hugo Ball:
jolifanto bambla ô also fallen bambla
grossiga m'pfa habla Horem
higo bloiko russula Huju
ü ü üü
schampa wulla wussa ólobo
hi tatta Gorem
wulubu ssubudu uluw ssubudu
ba - UMF
Francis Picabia screwed apart a clock, dipped the pieces in ink and then made prints on paper.
Kurt Schwitters was very strange collages of things he found on the street and recorded a "Ursonat" which only consisted of lots of different sounds.
Today, you pay very large sums for works like these and demand is high.
Dadaists, who was a communist anarchists were against the destructive First World War and protested by being destructive in their art. Humor and joy of life without any respect and commitment often symbolize Dadaists artwork
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