Sunday, February 20, 2011 stuff...Rebellation in art! : MARCEL DUCAMP

 Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968), the painter and mixed media artist, was associated with Cubism, Dadaism and Surrealism, though he avoided any alliances. Duchamp’s work is characterized by its humor, the variety and unconventionality of its media, and its incessant probing of the boundaries of art. His legacy includes the insight that art can be about ideas instead of worldly things, a revolutionary notion that would resonate with later generations of artists.
 here is isgnificant work of Duchamp

Fountain (1917)
Duchamp’s most notorious readymade was a manufactured urinal entitled Fountain. Conceived for a show promoting avant-garde art, Fountain took advantage of the show’s lack of juried panels, which invariably excluded forward-looking artists.
Under a pseudonym, “R. Mutt,” Duchamp submitted Fountain. It was a prank, meant to taunt his avant-garde peers. For some of the show’s organizers this was too much — was the artist equating modern art with a toilet fixture? — and Fountain was “misplaced” for the duration of the exhibition. It disappeared soon thereafter.

As surely as it was a prank, Fountain was also, like the other readymades, a calculated attack on the most basic conventions of art. Duchamp defended the piece in an unsigned article in The Blind Man, a one-shot magazine published by his friend Beatrice Wood. To the charge that Fountain was mere plagiarism, “a plain piece of plumbing,” he replied “Whether Mr. Mutt with his own hands made the fountain or not has no importance. He CHOSE it. He took an ordinary article of life, placed it so that its useful significance disappeared under the new title and point of view — created a new thought for that object.”
At the time, almost nobody understood what Duchamp was talking about. But fifty years later everyday objects would be commonplace in art.

Fountain, as full of meaning as an egg is full of meat, changed art for ever. It had always been clear to thoughtful observers that the link between an artist's skill and the merit of his work was a false one. Some of the greatest painters in the world, such as Watteau or Goya, possess a limited technique, and many of the most brilliantly virtuosic and intricate produce art of no ultimate value.
There has never been any value in the proposal that the harder an artist works, or the more skilfully detailed his craft, the better the work of art in the end. The link between labour and product was not decisively broken until Duchamp, however. 

This is where the “found object art” movement comes from. The complete rejection of art by displaying everyday objects as such.

check out this interview

For an artist that dont care about the word of art is very ood and Ironic....Marcel Ducamp found it very discrediting....and for him,unnecessary adoration towards art make he want to get rid of it....his rebellation trough art is expose through his artworkk....he make fun to the others masterpiece.

Marcel DUCHAMP Bottle dryer

Marcel Duchamp/Richard Hamilton
The Bride Stripped Bare by her Bachelors, Even [The Large Glass] (1915-1923; replica 1965-1966)

 so...Dada wasn’t really an art movement as much as an anti-art movement. The brutality of World War I left many jaded and chafing against the strict standards of society. The Dadaists answer to this was to rebel completely. They became consumed with irrationality and nihilism

Dada is sort of a forgotten middle child of art movements, but it really was the creative outlet of a generation and all subsequent non-realism movements owe their existence to it. Or, at least some of their existence.

p/s: i suppose to post about de time ok..hehehhehehee 

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