Dalí ̕Duchamp

Dalí ̕Duchamp

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Dali/Duchamp examines in detail the often-overlooked relationship between two of the twentieth century's most famous artists. Though polar opposites at first glance, Duchamp, the father of conceptual art who rejected painting in 1918; and the more showman-like Dali, the exceptional painter of fantastical landscapes; were united by a combination of humour and scepticism that led both to challenge conventional views of art and life. After meeting in the 1930s through mutual contacts within the Surrealist group, they maintained a firm friendship over the following decades, spending time together in Paris, New York and Catalonia, where Duchamp purchased a summer house in Cadaques, close to Dali's home in Port Lligat. Throughout the book, expert contributors explore themes common to both artists, chief among them eroticism and identity, and both men's surprising engagement with science, optics, religion and myth. Each section is sumptuously illustrated with key pieces from both artists' bodies of work, and features previously unpublished photographs, letters and ephemera that demonstrate the enduring warmth of their friendship.00Exhibition: Royal Academy of Arts, London, United Kingdom (07.10.2017 - 07.01.2018) / The Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida, United States (05.02. - 28.05.2018).
Publisher: London : Royal Academy of Arts, [2017]
ISBN: 9781910350478
1910350478
9781910350867
1910350869
Characteristics: 222 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm.
Contents: Salvador Dalí, tenor sax; Marcel Duchamp, drums / Ed Ruscha
Introduction / Dawn Ades and William Jeffett
Repression in painting / Cécile Debray
Readymades, sculptures, objects: "a happy blasphemy" / William Jeffett
Systemising confusion: Duchamp and Dalí, "writers" / Gavin Parkinson
Photography and film / Dawn Ades
A chess game / Pilar Parcerisas.
Summary: Dali/Duchamp examines in detail the often-overlooked relationship between two of the twentieth century's most famous artists. Though polar opposites at first glance, Duchamp, the father of conceptual art who rejected painting in 1918; and the more showman-like Dali, the exceptional painter of fantastical landscapes; were united by a combination of humour and scepticism that led both to challenge conventional views of art and life. After meeting in the 1930s through mutual contacts within the Surrealist group, they maintained a firm friendship over the following decades, spending time together in Paris, New York and Catalonia, where Duchamp purchased a summer house in Cadaques, close to Dali's home in Port Lligat. Throughout the book, expert contributors explore themes common to both artists, chief among them eroticism and identity, and both men's surprising engagement with science, optics, religion and myth. Each section is sumptuously illustrated with key pieces from both artists' bodies of work, and features previously unpublished photographs, letters and ephemera that demonstrate the enduring warmth of their friendship.00Exhibition: Royal Academy of Arts, London, United Kingdom (07.10.2017 - 07.01.2018) / The Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida, United States (05.02. - 28.05.2018).

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