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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 314 PROFILES IN ART

Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968)

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“The creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act.” —Marcel Duchamp

 

Marcel Duchamp was conceivably one of the most inimitable artists of the 20th century. His groundbreaking philosophies left a unique imprint on numerous Avant-Garde circles and continue to inspire today—even though he produced very few works in his lifetime.

 

Duchamp was born in Blainville, France, to a bourgeois family whose ...

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