Marcel Duchamp “Quotes” | French Modern Artist (1887-1968)

June 8, 2009

Marcel Duchamp “Quotes”
Chess can be described as the movement of pieces eating one another.

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.

I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.

Living is more a question of what one spends than what one makes.

I am interested in ideas, not merely in visual products.

I am still a victim of chess. It has all the beauty of art – and much more. It cannot be commercialized. Chess is much purer than art in its social position.

I don’t believe in art. I believe in artists.

The individual, man as a man, man as a brain, if you like, interests me more than what he makes, because I’ve noticed that most artists only repeat themselves.

Marcel Duchamp Biography
Marcel Duchamp (28 July 1887 – 2 October 1968), pronounced [maʀsɛl dyˈʃɑ̃]) was a French artist whose work is most often associated with the Dadaist and Surrealist movements. Duchamp’s output influenced the development of post-World War I Western art. He advised modern art collectors, such as Peggy Guggenheim and other prominent figures, thereby helping to shape the tastes of Western art during this period.

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