: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).”

:HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sir Marcel Duchampu Dear followers/ readers can leave ur comments below or on :d white b[l]og ::: #facebook page c h e e r s:

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:and yet when we speak about d chaos of different elements that bring different stories and their strange way of connection in special art pieces makes Us wonder everyday what is what, what is good, what of all those miracles have sense etc.
But I think that when we see this ‘french style’ of expressing trough contemporary/ conceptual art or however u called it we’ll not have d need to ask our self is this good or not, just to follow d deeper message.

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:Colette

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:Contemporary sculptures have been gaining grounds in the last few years and one of the international singular voices is the French artist Guillaume Leblon who is nominated this year for the French annual young artist award Marcel Duchamp Prize. Leblon is considered by many as a conceptual artist whose work is rooted in a series of experiments between arte povera, Anti-form and post-minimalism. The interesting aspect about Leblon’s work is its analytical nature to give spectators a perceptive field of experience instead of just a simple iconographic or narrative apparatus. His sculpture and installation slow down the time by materializing history and memory and relate often to the dimension of their environment. They might look familiar, yet remain unknown.

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:Le Grand Bureau

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His constructions engage an elastic reality by juxtaposing different dimensional scales in the same space while allowing narrative links to connect one work with another.

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:probabilité pour que rien ne se passe

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:with this post I vote for this artist, definitely this is chef-d’œuvre that can celebrates.. me, I like is like construction, like interior space intervention, like ambient d elements make some fluid between d history and d new time, d simplicity in d structure, d minimalism that is d biggest definition and line in this post-modern art ages.

:credits for d photo: Marc Domage / Fondation d'entreprise Ricard

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:u like this work, u think that deserves to be awarded? . .. u can leave ur comments below or on :d white b[l]og ::: #facebook page

Guillaume Leblon