Who is Marcel Duchamp?

  • (noun): French artist who immigrated to the United States; a leader in the Dada movement in New York City; was first to exhibit commonplace objects as art (1887-1968).
    Synonyms: Duchamp

Marcel Duchamp

Marcel Duchamp (28 July 1887 – 2 October 1968; ) was a French artist whose work is most often associated with the Dadaist and Surrealist movements. Considered by some to be one of the most important artists of the 20th century, Duchamp's output influenced the development of post-World War I Western art. He advised modern art collectors, such as Peggy Guggenheim and other prominent figures, thereby helping to shape the tastes of Western art during this period.

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Portrait Of Marcel Duchamp
... "Portrait of Marcel Duchamp" is a 1919 work of art by Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven ... It is an example of readymade art, a term coined by Marcel Duchamp in 1915 to describe his found art ... "Portrait of Marcel Duchamp" is an amalgamation of broken wine glasses, assorted feathers, tree twigs, and other unidentifiable objects ...
Marcel Duchamp - Legacy
... A quotation erroneously attributed to Duchamp suggests a negative attitude toward later trends in 20th-century art This Neo-Dada, which they call New Realism, Pop Art ... Although a marginal note in the letter suggests that Duchamp generally approved of the statement, Richter did not make the distinction clear until many years later ... Duchamp's attitude was actually more favorable, as evidenced by another statement made in 1964 Pop Art is a return to "conceptual" painting, virtually abandoned, except by the Surrealists ...
Modernism - After World War II (mainly The Visual and Performing Arts) - Minimalism - Neo-Dada
... In the early 20th century Marcel Duchamp exhibited a urinal as a sculpture ... This and Duchamp's other works are generally labelled as Dada ... Duchamp can be seen as a precursor to conceptual art, other famous examples being John Cage's 4'33", which is four minutes and thirty three seconds of silence, and Rauschenberg's Erased de Kooning ...
Apollo 440 - Tributes - Marcel Duchamp
... The title and cover art of the album Dude Descending a Staircase are parodies of Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2 by Marcel Duchamp ...
Thierry De Duve - Bibliography
... Books Published in English "Pictorial Nominalism On Marcel Duchamp's Passage from Painting to the Readymade" Minneapolis University of Minnesota Press, 1991 ... Polan, D.) "The Definitively Unfinished Marcel Duchamp", MIT Press, Cambridge, 1993 ... Brian Holmes Editions Dis Voir, 1996 "Kant After Duchamp", Cambridge MIT Press, 1998, 484 p ...

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    Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968)

    The chess pieces are the block alphabet which shapes thoughts; and these thoughts, although making a visual design on the chess-board, express their beauty abstractly, like a poem.... I have come to the personal conclusion that while all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists.
    —Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968)