Dadaism – An Up-to-date Art Movement With Strong Statements

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Dadaism modern trend anti poster collageInteresting facts about the Dadaism art

Dada in French means a wooden horse. As this item, this is an art that exists for itself. The movement is here only to the game and otherwise has no deeper meaning.

How and from where comes the Dadaism?


Hugo Ball, theatre director, and his wife are decided to open a literary Café. They wanted to offer on the one hand the aromatic beverage. In addition, they wanted to support but also soldiers who earlier took part in the war. The Dada also comes from movement we know today in art history such as Dadaism.

It is particularly important to know this style, even if you are interested in contemporary design. Many of the concepts in the Interior have, particularly with regard to the decoration, drawn inspiration from it. Also this style, like everyone else, was also a response to the spiritual crisis which prevailed in Europe during the second world war.

The famous Cabaret Voltaire, where met the first Dadaist

Dada Cabaret Voltaire Zurich

Poets and musicians have gathered in the Café by Hugo Ball. There was a cosy ambience and very many artists were drawn to it. You have represented many different styles. There were artists of French Cubism, German Expressionism and Italian Futurism. Thus formed a completely new movement, but influenced by all the listed styles.

Old Dadaism journals and publications

Dadaism old magazines graphic design

As an informal leader of the movement can be described by the writer and poet Tristan Tzara in any case. Art critics bring, including the following names with Dadaism in connection: Jean Arp, Richard Huelsenbeck, Marcelo Janko and Hans Richter. The popularity of the movement also of the newspaper of Dada is due in large part. It was distributed in many places. Dada, the newspaper of the Dadaism could be found in almost all major cities of the world.

The portrait of Tristan Tzara, by Robert Delaunay

Dadaism Tristan Tzara Robert Delaunay portrait

If one wants to describe the philosophy of the Dadaism with one set, one can say that it is in principle against the manifests, but also against the principles themselves. This is almost literally a statement by Tristan Tzara.

The characteristics of the Dadaism art

Dadaism has a clear goal. He wanted to destroy the systems, methods, and directive. Forms and codes are also something that remove us from each other.

Dada is a movement of many terms that start with the prefix “Anti”

Dadaism modern collage

Dadaism is ultimately yourself an ideology. The complete negation of something is forcibly a doctrine. Also if the Dadaism is a movement that is contradictory in itself. It includes the ideas of styles and ways of thinking are mutually contradictory. Such as Futurism and Expressionism against some ideas of Impressionism and realism go.

A DADA collage of Raoul Hausmann

Dadaism collage Raoul Hausmann

What unites the Dadaism art then and is now so clear of anything else to distinguish them? These are the contradictions that exist between these movements. They take place on a level and do not affect the Dadaism at all. They relate to the question of natural beauty and inner values. Only the appearance of the grotesque standards of society plays a role in the Dadaism. The Dadaism seeks a response to human stupidity and cruelty. He acknowledges the existence of the people and the objects outside of doctrines and standards. If the result is not a more doctrine, is actually a big philosophical question. But this is not the subject of our present discussion.

Human Anatomy, the items associated with it, and the symbolic representation of systems and doctrines constitute only the subjects of Dada art.

The Blue Man by Hans Richter

Dadaism Hans Richter of Blue Man

Shirt front and fork by Jean ARP

Dadaism wood art of Jean Arp

The cormorants by Max Ernst

Dadaism Max Ernst cormorants

Above the clouds by Max Ernst

Dadaism Max Ernst above the clouds

Still lifes by Marcel Janco

Dadaism still lifes Marcel Janco

The enchanted Beach by Salvador Dali

Dadaism Salvador Dali the enchanted Beach

Paul Aluard – portrait – by Salvador Dali

Dadaism Salvador Dali portrait of Paul Aluard

The resistance of the time by Salvador Dali

Dadaism Salvator Dali the resistance of time

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