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« on: September 28, 2016, 10:36:17 am »
Dadaism is a European art movement that followed World War I, and it was based around nonsense. It isn't so much art as it is anti-art; it was based around rejecting everything traditional in art, which in turn, had an artistic touch to it.
I'd recommend this site for further reading, and this site has some lovely examples of art.
Marcel Duchamp is a big name from this time. A favorite piece of mine has always his Fountain. Simply, all he did was turn a urinal upside down and write a fictitious signature along the side. Many art critics and viewers were offended because they believed he was simply mocking the artistic scene. Another example was L.H.O.O.Q., which was, again, considered to be rather distasteful. When this piece of work came to be, it was shortly after the stolen Mona Lisa was recovered. Duchamp drew a mustache on a postcard of this painting, and gave it a name which, when said in an accent, sounds like an obscene phrase in French.

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