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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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The technique of photomontage entered the vernacular of modern art in 1916, at the hands of the German Dadaists George Grosz and John Heartfield.
Well-to-do and attractive, Roche was married to the Cubist and Dadaist painter Albert Gleizes.
Felly dyna chwa o awyr iach cael ein disgrifio fel 'Dadaists' yn hytrach na 'Situationists.'.
In keeping with the emphasis upon cinematic effects, Elder weaves Dadaist collage and "paracinematic" performance art (such as the Lautgedichte sound poem) together with film as related expressions of pneuma or "induced" thought.
The term 'good girl', which appears in the memoirs of Dadaist Hans Richter, inevitably seems at odds with our imagination of an avant-garde woman artist.
In its most vivid segments, the film captures the spirit of the 1960s and '70s when the youth rebellion, fueled by resistance to the Vietnam War and the rise of pop culture, brilliantly paralleled the revivals of Kurt Jooss' antiwar ballet The Green Table and Leonide Massine's dadaist Parade, and the premieres of Joffrey's psychedelic Astarte and Arpino's rock-lest Trinity.
IS Joey Barton a Dadaist? The baddest boy in the Premiership wanders around with his bag stuffed with books on philosophy, as well as sparkling water, when he's not tweeting his thoughts on the seminal issues of our time, or stroking his newly-grown goatee.
Conceptually, both artists build on the same historical source: the Dadaist art movement.
Fluxus is a global art movement most prominent from the early 1960s through the late 1970s, anti-commercial and Dadaist in nature, inspired by artists such as Marcel Duchamp and founded around the likes John Cage, Yoko Ono, and controversial German artist Joseph Beuys.
Finally, Hemus introduces to an English-speaking audience the poetry and prose of Arnauld, a heretofore unknown French female Dadaist. While Hemus here presents a richly detailed account of these women's Dadaist activities, some notable shortcomings frustrated this reader.
A large number of Dadaist artworks were ads, posters, manifestos; but, as Tristan Tzara suggests, the Dadaist ads, unlike the Cubist or the Futurist adds, were not intended to boost the social appeal of the artworks themselves: "Dada has also used advertisements, but not as alibi, as allusion, as matter used for suggestive or aesthetic purposes.
Sanouillet details its rise (which he dates as starting in 1915) and fall into Surrealism (when taken over by Andre Breton in 1923, in what the author calls a "Dadaist apocalypse") with a depth and urgency that still holds today, paying particular attention to the literary output of enterprises such as Litterature and 391, as well as to the personal relationships between its various young members.
Dada is a Dadaist who believes art can be anything--but does he want a cat in his life?