dadaism dadaism

Definition(s):

  • (n) a nihilistic art movement (especially in painting) that flourished in Europe early in the 20th century; based on irrationality and negation of the accepted laws of beauty

Quotes

  1. "I cannot figure out what Dadaism is," poet Hart Crane wrote to a friend. "But if the baroness is to be a keystone for it - then I think I can possibly know when it is coming and how to avoid it."
    on Feb 18, 2006 By: Hart Crane Source: Jamaica Observer

  2. Trotsky noted that the various schools of the early 20th century -- "cubism, futurism, dadaism, surrealism -- follow each other without reaching a complete development."
    on Apr 10, 2005 By: Leon Trotsky Source: Swans

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