Modernism, Amodernism  and Marcel Duchamp, or  why is a urinal no longer  just a plumbing fixture? Owen F. Smith
Two forms of Modernism
Modernism as a Tradition four primary elements 1. reduction to essential properties
2. move towards abstraction
3. intensification of personal expression
4. recognition of intrinsic value in art
Modernism as an evolutionary condition
High Modernism and Amodernism
 
 
 
 
DADA 1914-1924
 
Marcel Duchamp
 
 
 
 
 
 
SINCE THE TUBES OF PAINT USED BY AN ARTIST ARE MANUFACTURED  AND READY-MADE PRODUCTS WE  MUST CONCLUDE THAT ALL THE  PAINT...
 
 
 
 
Fin (or, just the beginning . . . .)
Paul Neufeld Text
 
 
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This is a lecture I give every year to first year honors students at UMaine.

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Modernism, Amodernism and Marcel Duchamp, or why is a urinal no longer just a plumbing fixture?

  1. 1. Modernism, Amodernism and Marcel Duchamp, or why is a urinal no longer just a plumbing fixture? Owen F. Smith
  2. 2. Two forms of Modernism
  3. 3. Modernism as a Tradition four primary elements 1. reduction to essential properties
  4. 4. 2. move towards abstraction
  5. 5. 3. intensification of personal expression
  6. 6. 4. recognition of intrinsic value in art
  7. 7. Modernism as an evolutionary condition
  8. 8. High Modernism and Amodernism
  9. 13. DADA 1914-1924
  10. 15. Marcel Duchamp
  11. 22. SINCE THE TUBES OF PAINT USED BY AN ARTIST ARE MANUFACTURED AND READY-MADE PRODUCTS WE MUST CONCLUDE THAT ALL THE PAINTINGS IN THE WORLD ARE "READY-MADES AIDED" AND ALSO WORKS OF ASSEMBLAGE - M.D.
  12. 27. Fin (or, just the beginning . . . .)
  13. 28. Paul Neufeld Text
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