Marcel Duchamp

Marcel Duchamp was a French artist, who was born in Blainville, France on July 28, 1887. He study painting alongside his brother, in Paris. He was influenced by cubism, dada and surrealism He wanted people to see beyond what people were influence to see, such as beauty, the play off colors and etc.
During the early 20 century art was being seen a certain way. Duchamp was one of the first to break this narrow way of thinking through already made art pieces that were influence by Dadaism. Dadaism was to go against the morals, social, or the norms of society. People who believed in Dadaism believed art didn’t have to be created from paints, brushes, charcoal or in a way they were taught academically to draw, paint, and make sculptors like the great masters or to look at art a certain way.
One Duchamp already made art works was the Mona Lisa poster which he title L.H.O.O.Q. L.H.O.OQ is the abbreviation in French that stands for “She has a hot tail”. Duchamp’s Mona Lisa was a cheap reproduction of Leonardo Da Vinci’s well known Mona Lisa. Duchamp used this well-known image and drew in a mustache and goat beard with a pencil. The Mona Lisa has always been appraised for its beauty and genuine. What Duchamp did was seem scandalize and obscure. Many people didn’t seem to understand and accept what he did to the Mona Lisa.
Duchamp’s L.H.O.O.Q couldn’t be considerate original since it’s not a copy from De Vinci’s artwork, but view as uncreative. It would be uncreative because he didn’t come up with the idea of the Mona Lisa, but he came up the Mona Lisa with a goatee and mustache. The Mona Lisa he used was an already made poster for the everyday consumer.All Duchamp did was add a goatee and mustache and rename the title.

” Marcel Duchamp.” 2012. 23 Apr 2012, 11:15
Preble, Duane, Sarah Preble, and Patrick Frank. Artforms: An Introduction to the Visual Arts. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2004. Print

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