:celebration vol.II – hbd sir Duchamp

Bicycle Wheel (1913)

“Art is either plagiarism or revolution.”

The second celebration we have here on this blog today is about d birthday of one of d best/ main/ leaders/ ARTISTS of d modern/ contemporary era Marcel Duchamp who actually was a French artist whose work is most often associated with the Dadaist and Surrealist movements.

Tu M’ (1918) – Duchamp’s last full-scale venture in oil painting, expressing the shortcomings of traditional oil on canvas painting.

All in all, the creative act is not performed by the artist alone.. the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act.

If u are here on this blog u probably know about this Monsieur and just continue toasting with me for all this beautiful occasions. Sir Duchamp left a lot for d historians of art, they can analyze his signature with days/ months even years. His works are structural, easy going maybe but pretty hard in d concept. Full with messages, thinkery machines I can say. I use to stay hours in front of some of his works/ masterpieces.


Duchamp’s 1926 film Anemic Cinema, presented with a new score by Modern Silent Cinema


Why Not Sneeze, Rrose Selavy? (1919)
Those “sugar cubes” are actually made of marble, making the whole thing surprisingly heavy. Anyone who lifted it would momentarily be forced to question either their expectation or their perception of the object’s weight.

Female Fig Leaf (1951)

Objet-dard (1962)

Three Standard Stoppages

“It’s not what you see that is art. Art is the gap.”

Traveler’s Folding Item (1916)

Hat Rack

Rotary Glass Plates (Precision Optics), 1920

urinal r mutt fountain 1917

“Destruction is also creation.”

“My idea was to chose an object that wouldn’t attract me, either by its beauty or by its ugliness. To find a point of indifference in my looking at it, you see.”

“D’ailleurs, c’est toujours les autres qui meurent.
(Besides, it’s always other people who die).”

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