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  • Marcel Duchamp

    Modern and Contemporary Conceptual Art “I am interested in ideas, not merely in visual products.” Marcel Duchamp. As I personally have never been one to make conceptual art work with ease; I have decided to explore the conceptual. My exploration starts with Marcel Duchamp. It is said that Marcel Duchamp’s ready-mades changed the way we think about art. Duchamp argued that aesthetics and skill were not what made art, it was the artists idea that mattered. This idea is where the ready-mades and then Dadaism come from. The term anti-art, a precursor to Dada, was coined by Marcel Duchamp around 1913 when he created his first ready-mades. Ready-mades say that anything can be art if the artist has the idea to make it art. Marcel Duchamp and…

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  • Marcel Duchamp Case Study

    Post modern society has long been asking what makes an influential artist. And who is the most influential artist of the 20th century. The following is a case for Marcel Duchamp. The Duchampian ideals laid out in the beginning of the 20th century changed what it meant to be an artist for the rest of time, influencing artists of different styles and movements. In 1917, Marcel Duchamp submitted a porcelain urinal turned 90 degrees with the name “R. Mutt” signed on it to the exhibition of the New…

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  • Marcel Duchamp And Gormley Analysis

    conventions and an innovative approach to their artmaking decisions and actions. Two such visionaries are the conceptual artists Marcel Duchamp and Antony Gormley who have successfully experimented with both the form and philosophy of art. Marcel duchamp defied the traditionalist movement, through challenging the conventional styles which have been around for centuries. Nevertheless, becoming the founding father of one of the most recognised forms of art, known as conceptual art of which Gormley…

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  • Fountain By Marcel Duchamp Analysis

    Not Just a Waste Fountain, a porcelain urinal created in 1917, signed R. Mutt, was “made” by Marcel Duchamp (Howarth). The piece was aimed at the general public. Duchamp wanted to outrage the people and force them to question what art really was (Lewer 184). Even with these harsh circumstances, Duchamp still managed to become extremely important and influential to other Dada artists. Duchamp was one of the most famous Dada artists during his time and he coined the term “ready-made” which is…

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  • Photography Are Man Ray And Marcel Duchamp

    Photography can be both intellectual and innovative concurrently. Throughout history the use of photography can be seen for both purposes. Unintentionally or deliberately photography can frequently be seen using images to depict certain aspects about the society, culture, era, or decade in which it is created. This includes the attitudes towards gender roles throughout time and whether or not they are correct. Some of the photographers who have used the idea of gender roles in their photography…

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  • Gender Roles In The Man Ray And Marcel Duchamp As Rrose Selavy

    Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp’s photo Marcel Duchamp as Rrose Selavy did more than just represent the change occurring in gender roles during the time of its creation in the United States during the 1920s. This photo and the others of Marcel Duchamp as Rrose Selavy influenced many artists including Yasumasa Morimura. Morimura went as far as to make a parody of the famous photo Marcel Duchamp as Rrose Selavy. Morimura’s image was called Doublonnage (Marcel) and was created in 1988 but this is not…

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  • Dada Marcel Duchamp Analysis

    Call it immature talk "Dada", art theoretically or separated from something else, or prepared quickly and with little effort, Marcel Duchamp, Fountain (Fig. 32-30) stays a standout amongst the most risen centerpieces of the twentieth century. Even though, Marcel Duchamp was not a member of the Dada movement he practiced the style. Dada was first formed as a developmental principle addressing killed warriors and the ethics inquiries it postured. Dada does not want to open itself to the style,…

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  • Marcel Duchamp Function

    Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp was born on the 28th July, 1887 in Blainville-Crevon in north-west France and he died in 1968. He was the son of an well-to-do family. His father worked as a successfully notary in the town. The family‘s interests included music, art, literature and they also played a lot of chess. At the age of 15 years Marcel Duchamp started with painting. Two years later he decided to become an…

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  • The Meaning Of Art In Roger Scruton's Why Beauty Matter

    urinal that Marcel Duchamp titled Fountain. Roger Scruton made it very clear throughout the film that he did not understand this creation, and that Marcel Duchamp used it to make a mockery out of art. It is hard to see how a urinal could become such a highly acclaimed art piece that sparked the start of several strange art pieces that has started in recent years. One thing Scruton said in the film was, “art is a work of art, because we think of it as such.” The viewers of a painting, sculpture,…

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  • Marcel Duchamp Analysis

    Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968), was one of the most controversial artists during the twentieth century. His works relate to modern movements such as Cubism and Dadaism. His creation of the readymades was some of the most memorable and influential works of the time. Duchamp’s art works were produced during the Dada movement; a time that developed as a protest to the War. The war fought between July 28, 1914, and November 11, 1918, was known at the time as the Great War, the War to End War, and (in…

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