When we talk about Dadaism we think of a radical movement. Dadaism disrupts formal ways of thinking. So many of the people view Dadaist as anti-art (Richmond 5). “Dadaism got its name, according to Richard Huelsenbeck, a German artist living in Zurich, when he and Ball came upon the word in a French-German dictionary”( Weikop 1).
People in the early twentieth century considered Dadaist worse than communist because they attacked the traditional values (Richmond 5). Early people who went against the Dadaist were concerned about how Dadaism was going to affect the social and political radicalism. Dadaism quickly became famous in twentieth century because “insulting audience is a common practice in Dadaism” (Richmond 5).
Many people view Dadaist as anarchist. Dadaism is similar to anarchism in many natures because both of them are based on defiance of the society (Richmond 7). Ernest, Dali and Miro were some of the famous Dadaist that shows the “irrationality of the human nature” (Richmond 7). Even though Dadaism has to endure so much criticism, it is an asset to our society and makes a great difference in how we think today.
Richmond, Oliver P. "Dadaism and the Peace Differend." Alternatives: Global, Local, Political 32.4 (2007): 445-472. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 16 Apr. 2010.
Weikop, Christian. "DADA DIALOGICS." Art History 31.1 (2008): 128-133. World History Collection. EBSCO. Web. 16 Apr. 2010.