Marcel Duchamp

Works, Writings and Interviews


Author: Gloria Moure

Publisher: Poligrafa Ediciones Sa


Category: Art

Page: 159

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A central figure in twentieth-century art, the influence of Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) was crucial to the development of Surrealism, Dada and Conceptual Art. Brother of the artist Raymond Duchamp-Villon and half brother of the painter Jacques Villon, Duchamp began to paint in 1908. In 1912, he painted the definitive version of Nude Descending a Staircase; this was shown at the Salon de la Section d’Or of that same year and subsequently created great controversy at the Armory Show in New York in 1913. On this time, he had abandoned traditional painting and drawing for various experimental forms, including mechanical drawings, studies, and notations that would be incorporated in a major work, The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (1915 1923; also known as The Large Glass). In 1914, Duchamp introduced his readymades common objects, sometimes altered, presented as works of art which had a revolutionary impact upon many painters and sculptors. This book edited by Gloria Moure deals with his many-faceted activities and the radical positions he maintained vis-a&̀-vis his contemporaries. It goes on to describe and analyze his work as a whole, including his key writings and interviews.

Marcel Duchamp

Artist of the Century


Author: Rudolf E. Kuenzli,Francis M. Naumann

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262610728

Category: Art

Page: 267

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Essays discuss Duchamp's paintings, sculptures, and readymade objects, examine his approach to art, and consider his use of puns

The Private Worlds of Marcel Duchamp

Desire, Liberation, and the Self in Modern Culture


Author: Jerrold E. Seigel,Professor Jerrold Seigel

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520200388

Category: Art

Page: 291

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This is an examination of the work of Marcel Duchamp and of the important place that it has in the foundations of 20th-century art and culture

Marcel Duchamp and the Art of Life


Author: Jacquelynn Baas

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262042746

Category: Art

Page: 400

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A groundbreaking reading of Duchamp's work as informed by Asian “esoterism, ” energetic spiritual practices identifying creative energy with the erotic impulse. Considered by many to be the most important artist of the twentieth century, the object of intensive critical scrutiny and extensive theorizing, Marcel Duchamp remains an enigma. He may be the most intellectual artist of all time; and yet, toward the end of his life, he said, “If you wish, my art would be that of living: each second, each breath is a work which is inscribed nowhere, which is neither visual or cerebral.” In Marcel Duchamp and the Art of Life, Jacquelynn Baas offers a groundbreaking new reading of Duchamp, arguing in particular that his work may have been informed by Asian “esoterism, ” energetic spiritual practices that identify creative energy with the erotic impulse. Duchamp drew on a wide range of sources for his art, from science and mathematics to alchemy. Largely overlooked, until now, have been Asian spiritual practices, including Indo-Tibetan tantra. Baas presents evidence that Duchamp's version of artistic realization was grounded in a western interpretation of Asian mind training and body energetics designed to transform erotic energy into mental and spiritual liberation. She offers close readings of many Duchamp works, beginning and ending with his final work, the mysterious, shockingly explicit Étant donnés: 1° la chute d'eau 2° le gaz d'éclairage, (Given: 1. The Waterfall, 2. The Illuminating Gas). Generously illustrated, with many images in color, Marcel Duchamp and the Art of Life speculates that Duchamp viewed art making as part of an esoteric continuum grounded in Eros. It asks us to unlearn what we think we know, about both art and life, in order to be open to experience.

Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain

One Hundred Years Later


Author: Robert Kilroy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319691589

Category: Art

Page: 168

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This book marks the centenary of Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain by critically re-examining the established interpretation of the work. It introduces a new methodological approach to art-historical practice rooted in a revised understanding of Lacan, Freud and Slavoj Žižek. In weaving an alternative narrative, Kilroy shows us that not only has Fountain been fundamentally misunderstood but that this very misunderstanding is central to the work’s significance. The author brings together Duchamp’s own statements to argue Fountain’s verdict was strategically stage-managed by the artist in order to expose the underlying logic of its reception, what he terms ‘The Creative Act.’ This book will be of interest to a broad range of readers, including art historians, psychoanalysts, scholars and art enthusiasts interested in visual culture and ideological critique.

The Duchamp Effect


Author: Martha Buskirk,Mignon Nixon,George Baker,Yve-Alain Bois,Benjamin H D Buchloh,Leah Dickerman

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262522175

Category: Art

Page: 227

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This expanded edition of the fall 1994 special issue of "October" includes new essays by Sarat Maharaj and by Molly Nesbit and Naomi Sawelson-Gorse. It also includes the transcript of an exchange between T. J. Clark and Benjamin Buchloh which presents new responses to the problems raised by this immediately popular (and now out of print) issue of the journal. "The Duchamp Effect" is an investigation of the historical reception of the work of Marcel Duchamp from the 1950s to the present, including interviews by Benjamin Buchloh (with Claes Oldenburg, Andy Warhol, and Robert Morris), Elizabeth Armstrong (with Ed Ruscha and Bruce Conner), and Martha Buskirk (with Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, and Fred Wilson) and a round-table discussion of the Duchamp effect on conceptual art. Contents "Introduction" 7 Benjamin H. D. Buchloh "What's Neo about the Neo-Avant-Garde?" 7 Hal Foster "Typotranslating the Green Box" 7 Sarat Maharaj "Three Conversations in 1985: Claes Oldenburg, Andy Warhol, Robert Morris" 7 Benjamin H. D. Buchloh "Interviews with Ed Ruscha and Bruce Conner" 7 Elizabeth Armstrong "Echoes of the Readymade: Critique of Pure Modernism" 7 Thierry de Duve "Concept of Nothing: New Notes by Marcel Duchamp and Walter Arensberg" 7 Molly Nesbit and Naomi Sawelson-Gorse "Interviews with Sherrie Levine, Louis Lawler, and Fred Wilson" 7 Martha Buskirk "Thoroughly Modern Marcel" 7, Martha Buskirk "Conceptual Art and the Reception of Duchamp" 7 "October" Round Table "All the Things I Said about Duchamp: A Response to Benjamin Buchloh" 7 T. J. Clark "Response to T. J. Clark" 7 Benjamin Buchloh

Duchamp and the Aesthetics of Chance

Art as Experiment


Author: Herbert Molderings

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231519745

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Marcel Duchamp is often viewed as an "artist-engineer-scientist," a kind of rationalist who relied heavily on the ideas of the French mathematician and philosopher Henri Poincaré. Yet a complete portrait of Duchamp and his multiple influences draws a different picture. In his 3 Standard Stoppages (1913-1914), a work that uses chance as an artistic medium, we see how far Duchamp subverted scientism in favor of a radical individualistic aesthetic and experimental vision. Unlike the Dadaists, Duchamp did more than dismiss or negate the authority of science. He pushed scientific rationalism to the point where its claims broke down and alternative truths were allowed to emerge. With humor and irony, Duchamp undertook a method of artistic research, reflection, and visual thought that focused less on beauty than on the notion of the "possible." He became a passionate advocate of the power of invention and thinking things that had never been thought before. The 3 Standard Stoppages is the ultimate realization of the play between chance and dimension, visibility and invisibility, high and low art, and art and anti-art. Situating Duchamp firmly within the literature and philosophy of his time, Herbert Molderings recaptures the spirit of a frequently misread artist-and his thrilling aesthetic of chance.