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    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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    Cultural Frame In 1917, the wealthy male French artist, Marcel Duchamp created the revolutionary masterpiece named Fountain which challenged the meaning of what art is and the necessity of the manual labour required to make art. This masterpiece was influenced by the Dada movement, World War 1 and cubism. The dada movement was a movement which, was launched in 1916 in Zurich, was a direct reaction to the slaughter, propaganda and inanity of World War 1. In 1905, Marcel Duchamp began his…

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    Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp was a French, naturalized American painter, sculptor, chess player and writer whose work is associated with Cubism, conceptual art and Dada Marcel Duchamp is one of the most important artists of the 20th century. His importance even reaches until today. Duchamp not only contributed beautiful artworks, but he also changed the definition of art. He used art to raise questions about art and society. He is a rebel and a revolutionary in terms of art. Early art and…

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    Marcel Duchamp Case Study

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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Marcel Duchamp was born in 1887 and died in 1968, experiencing the movements of Conceptual art, Surrealism, Cubism, and Dada. He was well known for having a feminine alter ego called Rrose Sélavy who posed in a series of photographs taken by Man Ray. This alter ego was used almost as a joke to further the sarcastic elements of Dada, as some artworks were signed with the name Rrose Sélavy. Other artists such as Robert Desnos used the name in their own artwork. Desnos wrote poetry involving Rrose…

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    Marcel Duchamp Function

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    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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