What is Dada Literature?
The Dada literary and artistic movement is one of the hardest to define because it spanned multiple mediums and genres, and because of its founders need to break away from the traditional artistic standards of the time. The movement began in Zürich in the early 20th century, where it was founded by poet Hugo Ball, based off the primal need of artists of the time to explore their creativity in wildly foolish ways as they were bombarded by the harsh realities of World War II.
While the movement was short-lived, it had a cascading impact as authors, musicians and artists of all kinds dabbled in Dadaism's use of humor, obscenities and creative freedom for years to come. Invaluable, the world's leading online artistic marketplace, created this visual to break down the principles of the literary genre and provide creative prompts so that you can learn how to write in the same whimsical style.