The Ready Made

IB Visual Arts: The Ready Made

"Everyday object selected and designated as art. The name was coined by Marcel Duchamp, whose first ready-mades included a snow shovel that he picked up on a snowy day in New York, and a wheel mounted on a stool (1913). They represented a protest against the excessive importance attached to works of art. Duchamp"s anti-aesthetic gestures made him one of the leading Dadaists of his day, and his ready-made concept, though...

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