Marcel Duchamp on Art

“…  I want to clarify our understanding of the word ‘art’ – to be sure, without any attempt at a definition.

What I have in mind is that art may be bad, good or indifferent, but, whatever adjective is used, we must call it art, and bad art is still art in the same way that a bad emotion is still an emotion.”

” … All in all, the creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualification and thus adds his contribution to the creative act. This becomes even more obvious when posterity gives a final verdict and sometimes rehabilitates forgotten artists.”

 

 

Comments

  1. Nate Burns says:

    Painting, awesome! Your a man of many talents Professor!
    Nate

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