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The object as subject : the role of the object in art from the time of Marcel Duchamp

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dc.contributor.author Mcrostie V en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T08:12:13Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T08:12:13Z
dc.date.created 1982 en
dc.date.submitted 1984 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/23589
dc.description.abstract Since the advent of Cubism and Dadaism the object has retained a powerful magnetism. The direction of the publics gaze has been on Marcel Duchamp, who in his diuturnity was acclaimed as master, by the vast majority of a youthful generation of artists who have been influenced by his multifaceted oevure. He rejected the discipline that Gustave Courbet propounded, which was the representation of visible and tangible objects only - an idea was a concept which was neither visible nor tangible and so could therefore not be interpreted on canvas. Courbet spoke for an art of total realism and not for one of imagination which was the art of many of his contemporaries, one in particular being Gustave Moreau, who painted richly ornamented biblical as well as mythological fantasies, which were taken directly from the mind and not from reality. It was this side of art that Duchamp was so interested in - the art of ideas. He desperately wanted to elevate this creative activity, and so rose above this strict interpretation of reality, which was religiously carried out by Courbet and later the Impressionists. Due to this objective he revealed through his immensely provocative conviction, that art can be made out of anything at all from the most ephemeral or commonplace materials through to the most complex and unusual. And so Marcel Duchamp through his prophetic vision, has illuminated an extensive range of responses, and has defied traditional attitudes and aesthetic conventions, creating for the artist a freedom of expression and a limitless number of paths from which to choose. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Fine arts and History of art en
dc.subject Art of painting (including portrait painting and iconography) en
dc.title The object as subject : the role of the object in art from the time of Marcel Duchamp en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree M Fine Art en


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