Tuesday, February 22, 2011


This is an art piece by Marcel Duchamp. It is called Fountain. It is made from readymade porcelain urinal. It is called readymade because it is an already existing object. I find this piece extremely interesting. It is one of the most controversial pieces in Modernistic Art. When people see this, you can definitely tell the discussion of "What is art?" comes up within that conversation. This Fountain and signed "R. Mutt". The art show to which Duchamp submitted the piece stated that all works would be accepted, but Fountain was not actually displayed, and the original has been lost. The work is regarded by some as a major landmark in 20th century art. It is considered part of Dadaism and I think can really make you think about the lengths artists can go to create such famous pieces.

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