Art, Language and Machines: The Interrelationship between Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia and Raymond Roussel

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Show simple item record Manasseh, C 2012-02-10T06:10:00Z 2009-01
dc.identifier.citation Anistoriton, Journal of History, Archaeology and Art History, 2009, 11 (3), pp. 1 - 10
dc.identifier.issn 1108-4081
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.description.abstract The age in which the twentieth century French avant-garde visual artists Marcel Duchamp and Francis Picabia created some of their most inspired and influential artworks was one that would indomitably and inextricably be linked to the concept of the machine and the increasing onslaught and advent of new technology. Within the twentieth century, whatever these artists accomplished was achieved due to their engaging in a dialogism between art and the newest forms of technology. This dialogism would arise from their endeavors to sidestep traditional aesthetic criteria to critique a new world of machine technology, which they would link integrally to a fresh exploration of language. Much of the inspiration behind this would be provided by the literary influence of French writer Raymond Roussel (1877-1933), whose revolutionary literary individualism strongly influenced Picabia's and Duchamp's artistic development. One of Duchamp's major innovations, which he made by redefining the boundaries and categories surrounding art in the early to mid -twentieth century was his declaration that anything can be art, if the artists says so. A great deal of this was made possible and achievable by following Roussel's spirit of anarchy in tandem with the artistic 'alliance' he would form with Francis Picabia. This paper discusses how the spirit of Roussel's ideas would help point both Duchamp and Picabia in a new direction and inspire them to create a unique art that would open the doors of perception for future avant-garde artists. To do this, this paper discusses the importance of language in Francis Picabia's and Marcel Duchamp's art with a particular emphasis on the literary influence of Raymond Roussel upon on their work.
dc.format Scott McWhirter
dc.publisher Anistoriton
dc.title Art, Language and Machines: The Interrelationship between Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia and Raymond Roussel
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Anistoriton, Journal of History, Archaeology and Art History
dc.journal.volume 3
dc.journal.volume 11
dc.journal.number 3 en_US
dc.publocation Greece en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 10 en_US DAB.School of Design en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 120301 Design History and Theory
dc.personcode 109457
dc.percentage 100 en_US Design History and Theory en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
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dc.description.keywords NA en_US
dc.description.keywords Gabor filter bank
dc.description.keywords geometric active contour
dc.description.keywords image segmentation
dc.description.keywords level set method
dc.description.keywords partial differential equation (PDE) and tensor field
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)
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