Beyond the Canvas: Marcel Duchamp
- Date: 04/26/2017 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- Location: Central Library Friends Room
1000 Avocado Avenue
Newport Beach, California 92660
Award-winning professor Jacqueline Hahn will continue this fascinating art lecture series on legendary artists’ lives and artistic movements.
Marcel Duchamp was a French, naturalized American painter, sculptor, chess player and writer whose work is associated with Cubism, conceptual art and Dada, although he was careful about his use of the term Dada and was not directly associated with Dada groups. Duchamp is commonly regarded, along with Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, as one of the three artists who helped to define the revolutionary developments in the plastic arts in the opening decades of the twentieth century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture. Duchamp has had an immense impact on twentieth-century and twenty first-century art. By World War I, he had rejected the work of many of his fellow artists (like Henri Matisse) as "retinal" art, intended only to please the eye. Instead, Duchamp wanted to put art back in the service of the mind.
Learn more about the great masters of art in a fascinating visual presentation. Free to the public; seating is first come, first served.
Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
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