Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968), French surrealist artist.

Etymologies

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Duchamp +‎ -ian

Examples

  • Ruscha himself has characterized them as his most "Duchampian" work.

    Museum Blogs

  • These form-meets-function roosts—for swallows, wrens and other small birds—are downright Duchampian.

    Home Tweet Home

  • He goes all the way to the Duchampian brink, allowing the individual elements to stand for themselves to such a degree that he almost reaches the point at which illusion collapses, leaving us with just a bicycle saddle and some handlebars.

    A Magical Metamorphosis of the Ordinary

  • Like most of the artist's work, the show is Duchampian in spirit.

    Ruthie Abel: Last Call for Rirkrit's Soup No Soup at Gavin Brown's

  • Set aside for the moment the Duchampian/Warholian philosophical problem of identifying the author of the work, and glance at the instructions in Mr. Hirst's own words in the shows' glossy booklet: In the spot paintings the grid-like structure creates the beginning of a system.

    Spotting the State of Art

  • Although Duchampian conceptualism has evolved into the theoretical basis for a major part of contemporary art, the freedoms it allows can easily lead astray artists lacking firm convictions, strong personalities and a wide perspective on art.

    ArtScene: Current California Exhibitions You Should See

  • Camnitzer is cosmopolitan, intellectual, utterly Duchampian.

    Monroe Price: Delaunay, Camnitzer and Cone: Art, Transformations and Identity on an Upper Fifth Avenue Museum Stroll

  • Matisse's essay reveals his method of capturing sensations of form and color within a composition, noting his indebtedness to Paul Cezanne and his differences with the Impressionists; Rauschenberg's comments are Duchampian without ever mentioning Marcel Duchamp.

    Daniel Grant: Are "Artists' Statements" Really Necessary?

  • The front of Zombies — a serene Regency woman with a bloody, half-eaten jaw — is a very credible ad for Duchampian wit.

    Not-So-Plain Jane

  • Her reward is to be included here and the winning work, a found object consisting of a segment of tree trunk impaled on a fence, seamlessly takes its place in an upper gallery, neatly avoiding the issue raised in the TV series of whether she is a Duchampian magpie or a total chancer.

    Newspeak: British Art Now

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