Find out more on Dada oil paintings & Dadaism reproductions
The Dada or Dadaism art movement started in Zurich in 1916, but has its roots in an avant-garde movement a year earlier in New York City. As well as being an art movement, Dada existed as a political and protest movement against World War 1, and the horrors and folly of war in general. The Dada Movement felt that the war had been caused by a colonialist past and a bourgeois capitalist society, and had political links to the radical left. The founder of the Dada movement was the writer Hugo Ball, who had started a satirical nightclub in Zurich, called the Cabaret Voltaire, as well as a satirical magazine which he called Dada. Dada is the French word for hobby horse. Dada art was spoken of as anti-art, and rather than being art to please the senses, it was intended to offend. Some art historians theorize that the Dada movement and Dada oil paintings were the beginning of post-modern art and of Surrealism in particular. Leading artists associated with the Dada movement were Hans Arp, Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Max Ernst and Rene Magritte. You can experience some of this yourself by owning dada replicas.
Why not browse our range of dada reproductions to see if there is a piece which you would like to own. Our Dada hand-painted reproductions are of high quality.
Magritte, Picabia, Otto Dox, George Grosz, Sophie Tauber Arp, Theo von Doesburg, Alice Bailly