Dadaism or Dada is a product of the turbulent and cynical post-World War I period. It is an anti-art movement that celebrates the irrational, the absurd, the nihilistic and the nonsensical. It is also opposed to the cruelty of the wars. Dadaists rejected traditional aesthetic standards and submitted that all concepts of beauty should be abandoned and a whole new art form should be created. The Dadaistic paintings are consisting of abstract, wired or even dull symbols oil painting reproductions.
Dadaism probably began in the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich in 1916 and then prevailed in western society. Dadaistic works often illustrate absurdity through painting of purposeless machines and collages of discarded materials, expressing their cynicism about conventional ideas of form and their rejection of traditional concepts of beauty.
(Elikan) - Oil Painting