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"There is no solution," says Duchamp, "because there isn't any problem." This sense of "umor" is dada, as well as the affection for puns and spoonerisms which are so perfectly suited to transcending the comic.
"My irony," says Duchamp, "is that of indifference: meta-irony." Before Marcel Duchamp, a work of art was an artefact, a physical object. Duchamp did to art what Einstein did to physics and Darwin to religion: each destroyed the foundations of a subject although they did so in very different ways.
Noticing that there did exist certain affinity between Dada and Far Eastern mysticism and that some art historians have sensed certain Oriental flavor in Duchamp's work, this dissertation represents a serious investigation of Duchamp's possible connection with the Far Eastern culture.
After pointing out the close resemblance between Duchamp's first readymade, The Bicycle Wheel (1913), and the sculptural representation of the Buddha's first sermon, the author continues to accumulate evidence that clearly suggest a link between Duchamp's work and the philosophy of Buddhism and Taoism, which often implies a profound concern for humanity.
This anniversary offers the gallery an opportunity to review their understanding of the apocryphal event of 1917 and its purported significance, a revision that the gallery’s publicity suggests is long over due, for the website entry perpetuates a myth long past its sell-by date.
Whilst Duchamp’s all-pervasive influence on modern art practice is undeniable, there is however no evidence whatsoever that “his introduction of the Ready-made object shocked the art world of his day,” since none of the iconic Readymades that he designated between 19, in New York, were ever exhibited: all disappeared, with a single exception, a curry comb, which only emerged into the public domain with the installation of the Arensberg Collection in the 1950s: so much for shocking the art world.
And the very first replica of the lost Readymades to go on display was a bottle rack, at the Charles Ratton Gallery, in Paris, in 1936, nineteen years later: so much for shocking the art world of his day, in 1916.
Given his profound influence on contemporary and subsequent artists, Duchamp's own work remains extremely elusive and germinates all kinds of readings.Einstein thought long and hard until he formulated his new vision of the physical world.Darwin agonised for decades, making himself physically ill, before announcing that we were merely members of the animal kingdom.In stark contrast, Duchamp approached the demolition of the art establishment and the pretentiousness of artists with the cold-eyed calculation of a saboteur looking for the best target. Early life Henri Robert Marcel Duchamp was born in Blainville-Crevon in the Seine-Maritime province of upper Normandy on 28th July 1887.His mother Lucie (née Nicolle) was the daughter of a painter and engraver, and his father Eugene a local notary.