Duchamp – Fountain 17

Duchamp – Word definitions

  • Chance
    An opportunity to do something, an amount of time or a situation in which something can be done, the possibility that something will happen, the way that events happen when they are not planned or controlled by people
  • Coincidence
    A situation in which events happen at the same time in a way that is not planned or expected, the occurrence of two or more things at the same time, the state of two or more things being the same
  • Synchronicity
    The quality or fact of being synchronous, the coincidental occurrence of events and especially psychic events (as similar thoughts in widely separated persons or a mental image of an unexpected event before it happens) that seem related but are not explained by conventional mechanisms of causality — used especially in the psychology of C. G. Jung

  • Serendipity
    Luck that takes the form of finding valuable or pleasant things that are not looked for
  • Ready-mades
    The readymades of Marcel Duchamp are ordinary manufactured objects that the artist selected and modified, as an antidote to what he called “retinal art“. By simply choosing the object (or objects) and repositioning or joining, titling and signing it, the Found object became art.
  • Appropriation
    Appropriation in art is the use of pre-existing objects or images with little or no transformation applied to them. The use of appropriation has played a significant role in the history of the arts (literary, visual, musical and performing arts).
  • Replicas
    An exact or very close copy of something
  • Miniatures
    A very small sculpture, portrait, or painting
  • Transformation of Domestic Objects
    Any domestic object that can be altered or by altering have its original purpose changed
  • Resituated
    To move and put an object in a new or on a particular site or place; locate or re-locate.
  • Reoriented
    To adjust or align (something) in a new or different way
  • Renamed
    A word or a combination of words by which a person, place, or thing, a body or class, or any object of thought is designated, called, or known.

A homonym is a word that is said or spelt the same way as another word but has a different meaning. “Write” and “right” is a good example of a pair of homonyms.

Art Movements that influenced Marcel Duchamp

  • Impressionism
  • Fauvism
  • Cubism
  • Futurism
  • Symbolism

Artists That influenced Duchamp

  • Alfred Jarry
  • Edouard Manet
  • Henri Matisse
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Georges Braque

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