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Duchamp’s Fountain: A Critique

is this art?

By E.K. DanielsPublished 9 months ago 1 min read
Marcel Duchamp Fountain, 1917, photograph by Alfred Stieglitz at 291 art gallery following the 1917 Society of Independent Artists exhibit

Duchamp's "Fountain" turns a urinal into "art," challenging taste and questioning the value of skill. The ready-made object mocks artistic effort, making the beholder question, "Why is this art?" It reeks of elitism to some, but it birthed the Conceptual art movement, shifting focus from the physical to intellectual .


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E.K. Daniels

Writer, watercolorist, and regular at the restaurant at the end of the universe. Twitter @inkladen

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  • Kendall Defoe 9 months ago

    It's...something. Now, get out. I gotta do something. 🙄

  • Um, why is this art? Lol! Loved your review!

  • Babs Iverson9 months ago

    Wonderful review!!! But, passing off already-made objects as their art is questionable.

  • Grz Colm9 months ago

    I’ve never heard of this.. um, it’s something! 😆 An interesting critique E.K.

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