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Conceptual art, Dada, and Marcel DuChamp

There are few periods of art I intensely dislike, but I guess one of them is Conceptualism. This first started when I was introduced to Marcel DuChamp when I was 17. (A Dadaist but this was the precursor movement to … Continue reading

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Romare Bearden, Pittsburgh Memory

From ineedartandcoffee.blogspot.com,  “Bearden portrayed black life from the Deep South to urban Harlem, from the distant nineteenth century past to the vivid, gritty present.   His energetic pictures used Cubist juxtaposition to visually emulate the syncopated rhythms of jazz.”

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Distortions of Grande Odalisque and Les Demoiselles d’Avignon

Some parallels lie between the works below, with the major themes being: nudity, brothels, colonialism, distortion, and space. See more below. Ingres’ painting, left, Grande Odalisque or Une Odalisque, caused controversial amongst the academy. He was breaking with neo-classicism and … Continue reading

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