Definitions for "Dadaism"
artistic movement of the 1920s and 1930s that attacked all accepted standards of art and behavior and delighted in outrageous conduct. (p. 933)
An artistic movement which began in Germany during World War I and which sought to suppress the logical relationship between idea and statement. The incongruity, nonsense, and conscious madness of their production was a response to the insanity of war.
a nihilistic art movement (especially in painting) that flourished in Europe early in the 20th century; based on irrationality and negation of the accepted laws of beauty