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The root of this word in art is unknown, however, many stories exist. Dada is not an art style, but an attitude. It came out of the period just after World War I, starting in Zurich and New York, and later in Berlin and Paris. It was a reaction to the destruction of which man was now capable through technology. It took on the form of sculpture and painting by such artists as Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Jean Arp. It was also expressed in actions such as the programs at the famous Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich. The art works were to show that maybe all this new technology was not necessarily for the good. Some of the paintings showed man as a machine. These works were not met with enthusiasm at the time, but now are considered some of the most important works of twentieth century art.
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An early twentieth century art movement born as a consequence of the collapse of social and moral values during World War I. The Dada movement ridiculed contemporary culture and traditional art forms. Dada artists' works, while irrational and critical, could also be playful and intuitive. Dadaists typically produced art objects in unconventional forms produced by unconventional methods, sometimes employing chance accidents as a means of production. Many artists associated with this movement later became associated with Surrealism. Max Ernst, Man Ray, Max Ernst and Marcel Duchamp were Dadaists.

 

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