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Synonyms for dada

an informal term for a father

a nihilistic art movement (especially in painting) that flourished in Europe early in the 20th century

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Rivera, and Kafka--not to mention many of the Dadaists themselves--are
The Dadaists wanted to make an unprecedented art, but Max did not claim to have come from nowhere.
Both Surrealists and Dadaists used impossible, incongruent images to provoke unexpected truths and sentiments through metaphor, mistake, absurdity, spontaneity, and serendipity.
I meant the poetry of sounds - the sort of the thing the Dadaists became famous for and which the late Bob Cobbing had taken to new heights at Cardiff's Reardon Smith and in the Young Farmer's Club at Felinfach.
Here and elsewhere, he describes Arp's attitude, and that of the Zurich Dadaists, as shaped by an opposition to an excessive belief in reason.
It also features a number of texts by avant-garde thinkers and writers from the Continent that illuminate the connections between modernism and the Futurists, the Dadaists, the Surrealists, and the Frankfurt School.
The first Dadaists may have stirred the establishment right here more than a century ago; Dada's current heirs can lean on the laurels of their ancestors.
This embodiment, Gammel argues, marks the Baroness's art as different than that of male Dadaists.
Like the works of the Dadaists, the Surrealists, and the so-called New Novelists, Schuhl's Prix Goncourt novel is fabricated around fleeting and fractured images, each of which pinpoints a key figure, a variety of happenings, and insights in an ever-deepening swirling vortex, within which the author's double, Charles, vanishes, along with other fantasy figures, most importantly Ingrid Caren, the center of Schuhl's focus and the wife of Fassbinder, the German fill director.
In the art world, the tradition of performance art can be traced back to the Futurists, Dadaists, and Surrealists, who often staged humorous or provocative events to communicate their ideas.
Aping the dadaists 50 years before them, they made objects out of half-eaten meals, automobile tires and other industrial flotsam.
In his lifetime they attracted Dadaists and Surrealists--though Roussel was unaware of their aesthetics-and there's a superficial resemblance between some of them and the novels of Ronald Firbank written at the same time, but they more closely resemble the works of his followers, like Mathews's early novels, Kenneth Koch's novel The Red Robins and his narrative poems, and Sorrentino's recent novels.
Tales of nihilistic anti-art perverts obsessed with shock and obscenity above meaning and beauty are entertaining enough--though I pity the desiccated sensibilities of someone who sees only destructive, violent tendencies in the often hilariously absurd antics of dadaists and noise musicians.
Many claim that Breton's publication in 1924 of the Surrealist Manifesto--the result of his anxieties--marks the end of the movement, yet he clearly did not represent all Dadaists.
He describes the foundations of classical Greek cynicism and illustrates the varied faces of the cynic phenomenon in such disparate characters as Machiavelli, Nietzsche, Diogenes, the Dadaists, George Bataille and the creators of South Park.